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(ôl′ə-round′) also all-round (ôl′round′)
1. In all or most respects: We had an all-around good time.
2. Comprehensive in extent or depth: a good all-around education.
3. Able to do many things well; versatile: an all-around athlete.


(prenominal) the US equivalent of all-round


or all-round

1. able to do many things; versatile: an all-around athlete.
2. broadly applicable: an all-around education.
3. being so in all matters: an all-around failure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.all-around - many-sidedall-around - many-sided; "an all-around athlete"; "a well-rounded curriculum"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"


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Jordyn Wieber, the defending world champion, was knocked out of the competition to win the all-around final in the women's gymnastics event at the London 2012 Olympics.
100 behind bronze winner Yury Ryazanov of Russia in fourth place in the all-around final.
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BRITISH gymnast Dan Keatings finished a creditable 20th in the men's individual all-around final at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing.
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This may be just what you need to begin to create an all-around scholar.

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