all-around

adjective \ ˌȯl-ə-ˈrau̇nd \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈȯl-ˈrau̇nd\

Definition of all-around

1 : considered in or encompassing all aspects : comprehensive
  • the best all-around performance so far
2 : competent in many fields
  • an all-around performer
3 : having general utility or merit
  • an all-around tool

all around

adverb

First Known Use of all-around

1866

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ALL-AROUND Defined for English Language Learners

all-around

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

adjective \ ˌȯl-ə-ˈrau̇nd \
variants: also all-round \ˈȯl-ˈrau̇nd\

Definition of all-around for Students

1 : having many good aspects
  • an all-around good neighbor
2 : skillful or useful in many ways
  • an all-around athlete


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