all present and accounted for

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of all present and accounted for

US
used to say that all the people who are supposed to be at a place or event are there
  • The students are all present and accounted for.

Word by Word Definitions

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

present play
  1. : something presented : gift

  1. : to bring or introduce into the presence of someone especially of superior rank or status

  2. : to introduce socially

  3. : to bring (something, such as a play) before the public

  1. : now existing or in progress

  2. : being in view or at hand

  3. : existing in something mentioned or under consideration

  1. : present occasion or affair

  2. : the present words or statements

  3. : the present tense of a language

account play accounted
  1. : a record of debit (see 2debit 1a) and credit (see 1credit 2d) entries to cover transactions involving a particular item or a particular person or concern

  2. : a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance

  3. : reckoning, computation

  1. : to furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

  2. : to be the sole or primary factor

  3. : to bring about the capture, death, or destruction of something


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