all-around

adjective
\ ˌȯl-ə-ˈrau̇nd How to pronounce all-around (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈȯl-​ˈrau̇nd How to pronounce all-around (audio) \

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

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all around adverb

First Known Use of all-around

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of all-around was in 1866

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“All-around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-around. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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all-around

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English Language Learners Definition of all-around

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: relating to or involving many different things : considered in a general way
: skillful or useful in many ways

all-around

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

Kids Definition of all-around

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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