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all
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See whole, generality. —
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Completely]
Syn. totally, wholly, entirely; see completely .
2. [Every]
Syn. every one of, every, any, each, each and every, any and every, every member of, the entire number of, without exception, barring no one, bar none, from A to Z.
Ant. no*, not any, none.
3. [Exclusively]
Syn. alone, nothing but, solely; see only 1 .
4. [The whole of]
Syn. complete, total, full; see whole 1 .
n. & pron.
Syn. everything, everyone, everybody, every person, sum, sum total, aggregate, aggregation, collection, group, accumulation, ensemble, total, totality, whole, entirety, mass, quantity, unit, the whole number, the whole amount, every one, every part, every bit, the whole affair, the beginning and end, A to Z, the alpha and omega, the whole kit and caboodle*, lock, stock, and barrel*, the works*, the whole schmear*, the devil and all*; see also everybody , everything , whole .
Ant. none*, nobody, nothing.
above all,
Syn. in the first place, chiefly, especially, most important; see principally .
after all,
Syn. nevertheless, in spite of everything, when all is said and done; see although , finally 2 .
at all,
Syn. to the slightest degree, in the least, anyhow, ever, in any way, in any wise, in any case, in any respect, under any condition, under any circumstances, anywise, in any manner, in any degree, to any extent, in the least degree, anyway.
for all,
Syn. after all, nevertheless, despite; see although .
in all,
Syn. all told, collectively, on the whole; see altogether 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
total, totality, whole, entirety, everything, *bag and baggage.
II
a.
whole, entire, complete, every, each, each and every.
ANT.: some, none, incomplete
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Including every constituent or individual: complete, entire, gross, total, whole. See PART. II noun An amount or quantity from which nothing is left out or held back: aggregate, entirety, everything, gross, sum, total, totality, whole. Informal: work (used in plural). Idioms: everything but (or except) the kitchen sink; lock, stock, and barrel; the whole ball of wax (or kit and caboodle or megillah or nine yards or shebang). See PART. III adverb To the fullest extent: absolutely, altogether, completely, dead, entirely, flat, fully, just, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally, utterly, well2, wholly. Informal: clean, clear. Idioms: in to to, through and through. See BIG, LIMITED.

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