all–around

play
adjective \ˌȯl-ə-ˈrau̇nd\

Definition of all–around

  1. 1 :  considered in or encompassing all aspects :  comprehensive <the best all–around performance so far>

  2. 2 :  competent in many fields <an all–around performer>

  3. 3 :  having general utility or merit <an all–around tool>

all around

adverb

1867

First Known Use of all–around

1867

Variants of all–around

less commonly

play \ˈȯl-ˈrau̇nd\

ALL–AROUND Defined for English Language Learners

all–around

play
adjective \ˌȯl-ə-ˈrau̇nd\

Definition of all–around for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or involving many different things : considered in a general way

  • : skillful or useful in many ways


ALL–AROUND Defined for Kids

all–around

play
adjective \ˌȯl-ə-ˈrau̇nd\

Definition of all–around for Students

  1. 1 :  having many good aspects <an all-around good neighbor>

  2. 2 :  skillful or useful in many ways <an all-around athlete>

Variants of all–around

also

all–round

\ˈȯl-ˈrau̇nd\

Learn More about all–around

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of all–around


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