all walks of life

idiom
variants: or every walk of life
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of all walks of life

used to refer to people who have many different jobs or positions in society usually used with from
  • People from all walks of life came to the carnival.
  • Thousands of worshippers from every walk of life joined together in prayer.
sometimes used with of or in in U.S. English
  • Children of every walk of life attend this school.
  • people in all walks of life

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

walk play walks
  1. : roam, wander

  2. : to move about in visible form : appear

  3. : to make headway

  1. : an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure

  2. : space walk

  3. : an accustomed place of walking : haunt

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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