all the world

noun

Definition of all the world

:everybody or everything in existence; especially :everybody or everything regarded as of account
  • convinced that all the world was against him
for all the world
1 :for the sake of gaining everything :for any consideration
2 :in every respect :wholly, exactly
  • whose posy was for all the world like cutler's poetry
  • —Shakespeare
  • with his father's pipe in his mouth and looking for all the world like him

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First Known Use of all the world

before 12th century


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