Found 2 items, similar to all in all.
English → English
Definition: all in all
all in all
adv : with everything considered (and neglecting details);
“altogether, I'm sorry it happened”
; “all in all, it's
not so bad”
[syn: on the whole
, tout ensemble
English → English
Definition: All in all
The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
All that thou seest is mine. --Gen. xxxi.
Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
thing, all of us.
, after considering everything to the contrary;
All in all
, a phrase which signifies all things to a
person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,
Trust me not at all, or all in all. --Tennyson.
All in the wind
(Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.
, all counted; in all.
, and the rest; and everything connected. “Bring
our crown and all.”
(a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] “She is a
shrew at al(l).”
(b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
to the least extent; in the least; under any
circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
property at all? “Nothing at all.”
--Shak. “If thy
father at all miss me.”
--1 Sam. xx. 6.
, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
completely incorporated into words, and its final
consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
now written separately.