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From Middle English alover, equivalent to all- +‎ over.


all-over (not comparable)

  1. over the whole area or extent
    • 1939 June, T. R. Perkins, “My Red-Letter Day - II”, in Railway Magazine, page 399:
      Charing Cross station of the old South-Eastern Railway differed much in appearance from that of today, as it had an arched all-over roof, which collapsed some nine years later and was replaced by the present one.
    • 2018, Wikipedia, All-over painting,
      All-over painting refers to the non-differential treatment of the surface of a work of two-dimensional art, for instance a painting.


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See also: all over