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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English eall.

Determiner

all

  1. Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable).
    All contestants must register at the scorer’s table.
    All flesh is grass.
    All my friends like classical music.
  2. Throughout the whole of (a stated period of time; generally used with units of a day or longer).
    The store is open all day and all night. (= The store is open throughout the whole of the day and the whole of the night.)
    I’ve been working on this all year. (= I've been working from the beginning of the year until now.)
  3. Everyone.
    All gave some of what they had.
  4. Everything.
    Some gave all they had.
  5. Completely.
    You’ve got it all wrong.

Translations

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Noun

Singular
all

Plural
alls

all (alls)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Everything possible.
    She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.
  2. (countable) The totality of one's possessions.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, pp. 37-8:
      she therefore ordered Jenny to pack up her alls and begone, for that she was determined she should not sleep that night within her walls.

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Breton

Adjective

all

  1. other

Catalan

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] alium.

Noun

all m. (plural alls)

Singular
all m.

Plural
alls m.

  1. garlic

Estonian

Etymology

From the same Uralic root *ala as Finnish ala- and Hungarian alatt.

Postposition

all

  1. under

German

Etymology

Old High German al.

Adjective

all [[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|all]]

  1. all
  2. every

Pronoun

all [[Category:Template:lang:de pronouns|all]]

  1. Short form of alles. Only used in the combination all das (=all that).

Swedish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

all (neuter allt, plural alla)

  1. all
    Drack du upp all mjölken? = Did you drink all the milk?

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Usage notes

All (with inflections) is used about mass nouns. The corresponding for nouns with ordinary plural is alla.

A masculine-looking form (alle) is virtually only retained in the fixed expressions alle man and allesamman (everyone).

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