all comers

all comers
all comers
Everyone who arrives, volunteers, etc
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Main Entry:come

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chiefly informal anyone who chooses to take part in an activity, typically a competition

the champion took on all comers


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  • all-comers — UK US noun [plural] all the people who want to take part in an activity, especially a race or competition, with no limits on their age, ability, or experience Thesaurus: participants in games and competitionshyponym to defeat someone in a game,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • all comers — n [plural] everyone who wants to take part in something, especially a competition ▪ The marathon is open to all comers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-comers — also all comers N PLURAL You use all comers to refer to everyone who wants to take part in an activity, especially a competition. This offer is open to all comers, so long as they own a home... This is her second season offering residential… …   English dictionary

  • All comers — Comer Com er, n. One who comes, or who has come; one who has arrived, and is present. [1913 Webster] {All comers}, all who come, or offer, to take part in a matter, especially in a contest or controversy. To prove it against all comers. Bp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-comers — noun Everyone who comes to a given event. The meeting is open to all comers …   Wiktionary

  • all-comers — adj. All comers is used with these nouns: ↑record …   Collocations dictionary

  • all comers — see all comers …   English dictionary

  • all-comers — noun (plural) anyone who wants to take part in a competition whatever their age or experience: The marathon is open to all comers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • All Comers Track Meets — are usually small local events, considered the grassroots of the sport. Some meets are so small that only a couple of people put the whole thing on. Its all based on the simple philosophy of the sport; it only takes two people to hold a race. The …   Wikipedia

  • all-comers — all com|ers [ ɔl ,kʌmərz ] noun plural all the people who want to take part in an activity, especially a race or competition, with no limits on their age, ability, or experience …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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