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at all Explained

at all at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "at all":
anyhow, anyway, anywise, at any cost, at any rate, by any chance,
by any means, by merest chance, ever, however, if at all,
in any case, in any event, in any way, irregardless, nevertheless,
nohow, nonetheless, of any description, of any kind, regardless,
soever, whatever, whatsoever

At all at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.

All that thou seest is mine. --Gen. xxxi.

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;

{All in all}, a phrase which signifies all things to a
person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;

Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee, Forever.

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. ``Bring
our crown and all.'' --Shak.

{At all}.
(a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] ``She is a
shrew at al(l).'' --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? ``Nothing at all.'' --Shak. ``If thy
father at all miss me.'' --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.

At \At\, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel.
at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.]
Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence,
nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the
ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less
definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the
house. From this original import are derived all the various
uses of at. It expresses:

1. A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on,
something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at
school; at hand; at sea and on land.

2. The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at
peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at
risk; at disadvantage.

3. The relation of some employment or action; occupied with;
as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat
(eating); except at puns.

4. The relation of a point or position in a series, or of
degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at
80[deg]; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated
at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.

5. The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock;
at twenty-one; at once; at first.

6. The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or
effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything;
at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require,
receive, deserve, endure at your hands.

7. Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at
it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike,
shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.

{At all}, {At home}, {At large}, {At last}, {At length}, {At
once}, etc. See under {All}, {Home}, {Large}, {Last} (phrase
and syn.), {Length}, {Once}, etc.

{At it}, busily or actively engaged.

{At least}. See {Least} and {However}.

{At one}. See {At one}, in the Vocabulary.

Syn: {In}, {At}.

Usage: When reference to the interior of any place is made
prominent in is used. It is used before the names of
countries and cities (esp. large cities); as, we live
in America, in New York, in the South. At is commonly
employed before names of houses, institutions,
villages, and small places; as, Milton was educated at
Christ's College; money taken in at the Customhouse; I
saw him at the jeweler's; we live at Beachville. At
may be used before the name of a city when it is
regarded as a mere point of locality. ``An English
king was crowned at Paris.'' --Macaulay. ``Jean
Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June, 28, 1712.''
--J. Morley. In regard to time, we say at the hour, on
the day, in the year; as, at 9 o'clock, on the morning
of July 5th, in the year 1775.

at all at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at all
adv : in the slightest degree or in any respect; "Are you at all
interested? No, not at all"; "was not in the least
unfriendly" [syn: {in the least}, {the least bit}]

at all at English (WD) Of Explained:



at all
  • Inter: idiomati » c Inter: non-gloss definition » Indicating degree, quantity or frequency greater than zero: to the slightest degree, in any way, somewhat, rather.
    1. 1851, Category: w - :Herman Melville|Herman Melville, Category: s - :Moby-Dick/Chapter 13|Moby-Dick, Chapter 13: Wheelbarrow,
    2. : He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies.
    3. 1865, Category: w - :Lewis Carroll|Lewis Carroll, Category: w - :Alices Adventures in Wonderland|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Category: s - :Alices Adventures in Wonderland/Chapter 11|Chapter 11: Who Stole the Tarts?,
    4. : The judge, by the way, was the King; and as he wore his crown over the wig, (look at the frontispiece if you want to see how he did it), he did not look at all comfortable, and it was certainly not becoming.
    5. 1993, Category: w - :Cormac McCarthy|Cormac McCarthy, Category: w - :Outer Dark|Outer Dark, page 146,
    6. : After a while he descended the steps into the road again and he stood there and looked all about him and listened for any sound at all but there was nothing.

      Derived terms

      * not at all


      Inter: trans-top » at all

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|根本|tr=wánquán|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|完全|tr=gēnběn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vůbec
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ajn
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mitään, Inter: t+ » fi|ollenkaan, Inter: t+ » fi|lainkaan, Inter: t+ » fi|yhtään
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|du tout
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|საერთოდ|sc=Geor|tr=saert'od, Inter: t- » ka|ვაფშე|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|überhaupt
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|καθόλου|sc=Grek
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|बिलकुल|tr=bilkul, Inter: t- » hi|बिल्कुल|tr=bilkul
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|egyáltalán
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ar bith, Inter: t- » ga|ar chor ar bith

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|まったく|tr=mattaku, Inter: qualifier » in a negative sentence Inter: t+ » ja|全然|tr=ぜんぜん, zenzen
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|erbee
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|în general, Inter: t- » ro|de fapt, Inter: t- » ro|în realitate
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вообще|tr=voobščé, Inter: t+ » ru|вовсе|tr=vóvse, Inter: t+ » ru|совсем|tr=sovsém|sc=Cyrl
    • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|ava
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|idir
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|уопште|tr=uopšte
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|sploh
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|en realidad|n, Inter: t- » es|para nada Inter: gloss » not at all
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|alls
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بالکل|tr=bilkul|sc=ur-Arab
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|o gwbl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English adverbs -
    Category: Category:English degree adverbs -
    Category: Category:English prepositional phrases -
    Translation: et » at all
    Translation: el » at all
    Translation: es » at all
    Translation: fa » at all
    Translation: fr » at all
    Translation: pl » at all