catchall


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

catch·all

 (kăch′ôl′, kĕch′-)
n.
1. A receptacle or storage area for odds and ends.
2. Something that encompasses a wide variety of items or situations: a word that serves as a catchall for a bewildering array of computer accessories.

catch′all′ adj.

catch•all

(ˈkætʃˌɔl)

n.
a receptacle for odds and ends.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catchall - an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
References in periodicals archive ?
The decline in Lifestyle, a catchall category for both the Google Play and Apple App stores, highlights an app's need to build daily usage habits in order to retain or increase year-over-year growth.
Katz noted, 'Heartburn is a catchall term for a burning sensation in your oesophagus.
However, black pad is a catchall expression used to describe a variety of problems.
Tenders are invited for Brass Conical Filter Strainer For Catchall Filter For Under Slung Type Ac Coaches Confirming To Icf Drg.
From Intelliclean Solutions, the Quantum is a catchall product for the home environment, indoors and outdoors.
Hatch offers a comprehensive examination of the ways in which metabolic syndrome has become a major biomedical catchall for the risks of high blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat, and cholesterol, arguing that the category itself represents a repackaging of race within biomedical and genomic research.
Independent labor unions are forbidden in Iran, strikers are often fired and risk arrest, and labor leaders are consistently prosecuted under catchall national security charges.
By that, I mean the words that occur in many different contexts and mean so many things - the catchall words.
COPD is a catchall phrase for many ailments affecting a person's ability to breathe.
defined, it may be more difficult to create a catchall product than it was with
But the curbside catchall for unwanted items is nothing new.
The garage can quickly become a catchall in any home.