From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishallall1 /ɔːl $ ɒːl/ ●●●S1W1 determiner, predeterminer, pronoun1COMPLETEthe whole of an amount, thing, or type of thingHave you done all your homework?all your life/all day/all year etc (=during the whole of your life, a day, a year etc)He had worked all his life in the mine.The boys played video games all day.They were quarrelling all the time (=very often or continuously).Hannah didn’t say a single word all the way back home (=during the whole of the journey).all ofAlmost all of the music was from Italian operas.I’ve heard it all before.She’d given up all hope of having a child.2ALL/EVERYTHINGevery one of a number of people or things, or every thing or person of a particular typeSomeone’s taken all my books!Will all the girls please stand over here.All children should be taught to swim.Sixteen per cent of all new cars sold in Western Europe these days are diesel-engined.They all speak excellent English.all ofimportant changes that will affect all of us3the only thing or thingsAll you need is a hammer and some nails.All I’m asking for is a little respect.4formal everythingI’m doing all I can to help her.I hope all is well with you.All was dark and silent down by the harbour wall.5used to emphasize that you mean the greatest possible amount of the quality you are mentioningCan any of us say in all honesty that we did everything we could?6 →at all7 →all sorts/kinds/types of something8 →of all people/things/places etc9 →all in all10 →for all something11 →in all12 →and all13 →all of 50p/20 minutes etc14 →it’s all or nothing15 →give your all16 →it was all I could do to do something17 →when all’s said and done18 →all sorts/kinds of wrong/crazy etc → for all somebody caresat care2(8), → for all somebody knowsat know1(33), → all and sundryat sundry(1), → after allat after1(13)GRAMMAR: Patterns with all• You use all the or all of the when talking about every one of a particular group of people or things: All the students have gone home.All of the students have gone home.• You use all directly before a plural noun to mean every person or thing of a particular type: All men are created equal.All children like chocolate.USAGE: All, everyone• You say: Everyone liked the film.• You can also say: They all liked the film.✗Don't say: All people liked the film.•You use everyone when talking about all of the members of a group of people. You can also say they all or we all when this group is the subject of the sentence. all people• You say: They want to protect the rights of all people.•You use all people when talking about every person in the world. • You can also say: All people who take part in sport should have regular check-ups.Almost all people with the disease have smoked at some time in their lives.•You use all people with a relative clause or that clause, which shows which group of people you are talking about.
all• Assists is what Earvin is all about.• She was allalone in the house.• Just to be all around all those people.• Look at the dog - he's allhappy now!• Still, that was Miriam all over.all over• I used to travel a lot, but that's all over.• We spent a two weeks in Mexico and traveled all over.• Be either late or absent and the thirty-day clock begins all over again.• Since the shop opened in 1989, it has received over 200,000 visitors from all over Britain and overseas.• She had flour and stuffall over her hands.• There are leaves all over the car.• The choir has sung in concertsall over the country.• Katie's toys were spread out all over the floor.• There was a sound of stirall over the house, pattering of feet in the corridors.• He went all over the place looking for a shop sellingcorkscrews but couldn't find one.• By this time there were medical people all over the place, many of them without a purpose, it seemed.• There was broken glassall over the road.• People from all over the world come to visit Disneyland.• He can lick himself all over too, but we won't go there.• The works themselves were submitted by teachersall overtown, and include two-and three-dimensional pieces.• Then it was all over, when Smith was bowled over by Cork.• Excuse me, they might say, you have deathall over your face, it could be serious.all-all- /ɔːl $ ɒːl/ prefix1XXconsisting of or made of only one kind of thingan all-male cluban all-wool coat2 →all-day/all-night