"all-around" meaning in English

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Adjective

Etymology: From all- + around, compare all-round. Etymology templates: {{prefix|en|all|around}} all- + around, {{m|en|all-round}} all-round Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} all-around (not comparable)
  1. Able to do many or all things well. Tags: US, not-comparable
    Sense id: all-around-en-adj-cGvM~0Op Categories (other): American English, English terms prefixed with all- Disambiguation of American English: 46 39 0 15 Disambiguation of English terms prefixed with all-: 43 26 0 30 Synonyms: versatile
  2. Comprehensive in extent. Tags: US, not-comparable
    Sense id: all-around-en-adj-Imfqton4 Categories (other): American English Disambiguation of American English: 46 39 0 15 Synonyms: comprehensive

Adverb

Etymology: From all- + around, compare all-round. Etymology templates: {{prefix|en|all|around}} all- + around, {{m|en|all-round}} all-round Head templates: {{en-adv|-}} all-around (not comparable)
  1. Generally, broadly. Tags: not-comparable
    Sense id: all-around-en-adv-ySC21X8e

Noun

Etymology: From all- + around, compare all-round. Etymology templates: {{prefix|en|all|around}} all- + around, {{m|en|all-round}} all-round Head templates: {{en-noun|-}} all-around (uncountable)
  1. (sports) a gymnastic event featuring several individual exercises Tags: uncountable Categories (topical): Sports
    Sense id: all-around-en-noun-YkWWry5A Categories (other): American English Disambiguation of American English: 46 39 0 15 Topics: hobbies, lifestyle, sports Related terms: all-round

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