Simple Definition of all but
: very nearly
Full Definition of all but
: very nearly : almost <would be all but impossible>
Examples of all but
Without you the job would have been all but impossible.
We had all but given up hope.
First Known Use of all but
Rhymes with all but
abut, beechnut, blind gut, brush cut, buzz cut, catgut, chestnut, clean-cut, clear-cut, cobnut, cockshut, crew cut, crosscut, doughnut, foregut, groundnut, haircut, jump cut, kick butt, locknut, Meerut, midgut, offcut, peanut, pignut, pine nut, putt-putt, rebut, recut, rotgut, rough cut, sackbut, shortcut, somewhat, tut-tut, uncut, walnut, wing nut, woodcut
ALL BUT Defined for Kids
Definition of all but
: very nearly : almost <“He is all but forgotten.” — William H. Armstrong, Sounder>
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