all-a|round

all-a|round
all-a|round «L uh ROWND», adjective. U.S.
1. able to do many things; useful in many ways; not limited or specialized: »

He is an all-around football player—he runs, passes, and punts. “While we're always looking for good students, you men can help us by keeping a sharp eye out for real all-around boys who, incidentally, have some athletic ability” (Saturday Review).

2. including all; all-inclusive: »

the best all-around American city school exhibit.

Also, Especially British, all-round.
[American English < all + around]
all´-a|round´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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