allover

adjective
all·​over | \ ˈȯl-ˌō-vər How to pronounce allover (audio) \

Definition of allover

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: covering the whole extent or surface a sweater with an allover pattern

allover

noun

Definition of allover (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : an embroidered, printed, or lace fabric with a design covering most of the surface
2 : a pattern or design in which a single unit is repeated so as to cover an entire surface

all over

adverb

Definition of all over (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : over the whole extent decorated all over with a flower pattern
2 : everywhere looked all over for the book
3 : in every respect : thoroughly she is her mother all over

all over

preposition

Definition of all over (Entry 4 of 4)

1 informal : in eagerly affectionate, attentive, or aggressive pursuit of (someone or something) the band's fans were all over them
2 informal : very critical of (someone) in usually an angry or unreasonable way the press was all over the coach after the loss

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Synonyms & Antonyms for allover

Synonyms: Adverb

everyplace, everywhere, far and wide, high and low, throughout

Antonyms: Adverb

nowhere

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Examples of allover in a Sentence

Adjective

a rug with an allover pattern

Adverb

I've looked all over—even outside—and I can't find my other shoe. his writing style is his mentor's all over
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Appearing in Paris on Tuesday, Harry stepped on stage in a gray suit with allover glitter. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles Wears Glitter Saint Laurent Suit in Paris," 15 Mar. 2018 The paintings seem to begin with an allover field of semiautomatic drawing: fast and furious squiggles, loops and grids, rendered in graphite and charcoal and annotated with watery color. Roberta Smith, Martha Schwendener, Jason Farago And Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 7 Feb. 2018 Marc Jacobs Grand glitter platform sneakers, $275, Barneys New York These slip-ons have everything: a platform sole, allover glitter coating, a bow detail (like the one made popular by the aforementioned Fenty Puma line). Leeann Duggan, Glamour, "18 Sneakers to Buy After You've Worn Out Your Stan Smiths," 4 Aug. 2017 In an effort to combat the damaging free radicals that lead to macular degeneration, Occugard's Blutein Protection supplement combines antioxidants like lutein, which helps to filter high-energy blue light, and Vitamin A to boost allover eye health. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "5 New Beauty Supplements That Will Help You Look and Feel Better," 4 Aug. 2017 In 2017, the best swim trunks run the gamut from bold Baywatch-level shorts to those with allover patterns as bold as a Hawaiian shirt. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "3 Swim Trunks That You Can Also Work Out In," 25 July 2017 In addition, some of the Pleasures pieces, including the checkerboard track pants ($100) and allover print camp shirts ($80), are currently available via online pre-order to ship by July 1. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "At Made LA, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa make the traditional runway show disappear in a puff of smoke," 14 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

If your sunburn is less of an allover situation and more of a spot-treatment job, dab concealer onto only the reddest parts of your face. Julie Ricevuto, Glamour, "How to Treat a Bad Sunburn and Hide It Instantly," 28 May 2019 Finally, an allover application of Pravana Chromasilk Vivids in Silver sat for about 15 minutes and transformed my flaxen highlights to metallic gray. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "I Just Got Gray Highlights, and Now I Love My Hair More Than Ever," 10 Apr. 2019 Sleep More, Stress Less While a no-brainer for allover health, getting adequate sleep and controlling stress play a pivotal part in keeping your gut in check. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Healthy Gut Is the Secret to Better Sleep, Clear Skin, and Less Stress," 6 Apr. 2018 Elsewhere, a shocking-pink Astroturf lines the floor of a room debuting Jungle, a line of indoor-outdoor seating covered in an allover pink-and-green palm print. Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, "The New Versace Home Collection Is the Fantasy of Our Candy-Colored, Neon-Tinged Dreams," 9 Apr. 2019 Finish the look with allover spray of Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nathalie Emmanuel and Maisie Williams Both Wore the Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collab," 4 Apr. 2019 In a snap from costar Eric Underwood's Instagram, Swift can be seen in a short-sleeve, high-neck dress with an allover leopard pattern. Glamour, "Taylor Swift Wore Animal Print to the Cats Wrap Party, Because of Course She Did," 2 Apr. 2019 Honeyed lengths run through with long layers were worn loose to graze her waistline, while an allover infusion of bronzer provided a head-to-toe radiance worthy of a heat wave. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Proves She Still Has the Best Abs in Hollywood," 9 July 2018 There’s a pair of optic-white jeans with an allover print, a couple of unisex sweatshirts bearing her image in the center, and a key chain with a clever new OK logo, a twist on the iconic CK. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Calvin Klein Jeans Est. 1978 Is Raf Simons’s Latest Addition to the Brand—And Prices Start at Just $60," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of allover

Adjective

1771, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Preposition

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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allover

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of allover

: covering the whole surface of something

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