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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Comprehensive in extent or depth: a good all-around education.
  • adj. Able to do many things well; versatile: an all-around athlete. See Synonyms at versatile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. able to do many or all things well
  • adj. comprehensive in extent
  • adv. Generally, broadly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. many-sided

Etymologies

From all- +‎ around. (Wiktionary)

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