all-round


all-round
all-round (adj.) 1728, from ALL (Cf. all) + ROUND (Cf. round) (adj.). All-rounder is from 1855 as a type of men's collar; 1875 as a person who is good at everything.

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  • All round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All-round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-round — adj. prenom. 1. many sided. an all round athlete Syn: all around(prenominal), well rounded [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-round — variant of all around …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all-round — /awl rownd /, adj. all around. * * * …   Universalium

  • all-round — adjective a) having a wide scope b) having many skills etc Syn: all around, well rounded …   Wiktionary

  • All round defence — is a defensive posture, usually adopted in times of confusion by all military units from squad up. In a prepared position, all round defence is adopted so that the unit is capable of observing all ground and directing fire onto the observed… …   Wikipedia

  • Speed skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics - Men's all-round — The all round speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics programme. It was a combined event of all four distances, which were held on Saturday, January 26, 1924 and on Sunday, January 27, 1924 during the Games.… …   Wikipedia

  • Round — Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns round …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 'Round Here — Single by Sawyer Brown from the album This Thing Called Wantin and Havin It All …   Wikipedia

  • round — round1 roundness, n. /rownd/, adj., rounder, roundest, n., adv., prep., v. adj. 1. having a flat, circular surface, as a disk. 2. ring shaped, as a hoop. 3. curved like part of a circle, as an outline. 4. having a circular cros …   Universalium


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