all-round


all-round
(in AM, also use all-around)
1) ADJ: ADJ n An all-round person or an all-around person is good at a lot of different skills, academic subjects, or sports.

He is a great all-round player.

2) ADJ: ADJ n All-round and all-around mean doing or relating to all aspects of a job or activity.

He demonstrated the all-round skills of a quarterback.

...if you want the best all-round quality of life.

...an excellent all-round guide on how to shop for the very best foods.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • All round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All-round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all round — adv BrE all a round AmE used to say that you are describing the total quality or effect of something, rather than the details ▪ All round it s not a bad car. ▪ It was a nasty business all round …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all round — adv BrE all a round AmE used to say that you are describing the total quality or effect of something, rather than the details ▪ All round it s not a bad car. ▪ It was a nasty business all round …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-round — adj. prenom. 1. many sided. an all round athlete Syn: all around(prenominal), well rounded [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-round — (adj.) 1728, from ALL (Cf. all) + ROUND (Cf. round) (adj.). All rounder is from 1855 as a type of men s collar; 1875 as a person who is good at everything …   Etymology dictionary

  • all-round — BrE all a round AmE adj [only before noun] good at doing many different things ▪ an all round athlete …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-round — BrE all a round AmE adj [only before noun] good at doing many different things ▪ an all round athlete …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all round — ► all round 1) in all respects. 2) for or by each person: drinks all round. Main Entry: ↑all …   English terms dictionary

  • all-round — all round; all round·er; …   English syllables

  • all-round — [ôl′round′] adj., adv. var. of ALL AROUND …   English World dictionary