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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
all
adv
  1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"
    Synonym(s): wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole
    Antonym(s): part, partially, partly
adj
  1. quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class; "we sat up all night"; "ate all the food"; "all men are mortal"; "all parties are welcome"
    Antonym(s): no(a), some(a)
  2. completely given to or absorbed by; "became all attention"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   All \All\, adv.
      1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as,
            all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. [bd]And
            cheeks all pale.[b8] --Byron.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   All \All\, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle,
      Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel.
      allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and
      Gael. uile, W. oll.]
      1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or
            degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever;
            every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all
            the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all
            power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of
            us).
  
                     Prove all things: hold fast that which is good. --1
                                                                              Thess. v. 21.
  
      2. Any. [Obs.] [bd]Without all remedy.[b8] --Shak.
  
      Note: When the definite article [bd]the,[b8] or a possessive
               or a demonstrative pronoun, is joined to the noun that
               all qualifies, all precedes the article or the pronoun;
               as, all the cattle; all my labor; all his wealth; all
               our families; all your citizens; all their property;
               all other joys.
  
      Note: This word, not only in popular language, but in the
               Scriptures, often signifies, indefinitely, a large
               portion or number, or a great part. Thus, all the
               cattle in Egypt died, all Judea and all the region
               round about Jordan, all men held John as a prophet, are
               not to be understood in a literal sense, but as
               including a large part, or very great numbers.
  
      3. Only; alone; nothing but.
  
                     I was born to speak all mirth and no matter. --Shak.
  
      {All the whole}, the whole (emphatically). [Obs.] [bd]All the
            whole army.[b8] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   All \All\, n.
      The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
      everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
      totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
      stake.
  
               Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
               All that thou seest is mine.                  --Gen. xxxi.
                                                                              43.
  
      Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
               thing, all of us.
  
      {After all}, after considering everything to the contrary;
            nevertheless.
  
      {All in all}, a phrase which signifies all things to a
            person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
            altogether.
  
                     Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee, Forever.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
                     Trust me not at all, or all in all.   --Tennyson.
  
      {All in the wind} (Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
            are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.
           
  
      {All told}, all counted; in all.
  
      {And all}, and the rest; and everything connected. [bd]Bring
            our crown and all.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {At all}.
      (a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] [bd]She is a
            shrew at al(l).[b8] --Chaucer.
      (b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
            usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
            signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
            to the least extent; in the least; under any
            circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
            property at all? [bd]Nothing at all.[b8] --Shak. [bd]If
            thy father at all miss me.[b8] --1 Sam. xx. 6.
  
      {Over all}, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
      Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
               or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
               completely incorporated into words, and its final
               consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
               but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
               adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
               as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
               all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
               allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
               alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
               now written separately.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   All \All\, conj. [Orig. all, adv., wholly: used with though or
      if, which being dropped before the subjunctive left all as if
      in the sense although.]
      Although; albeit. [Obs.]
  
               All they were wondrous loth.                  --Spenser.
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