(Al*kar"gen) n. [Alkarsin + oxygen.] (Chem.) Same as Cacodylic acid.
(Al*kar"sin) n. [Alkali + arsenic + -in.] (Chem.) A spontaneously inflammable liquid, having a
repulsive odor, and consisting of cacodyl and its oxidation products; called also Cadel's fuming liquid.
(Al*ka"zar) See Alcazar.
(Al`ke*ken"gi) n. [Cf. F. alkékenge, Sp. alquequenje, ultimately fr. Ar. al- kakanj a kind
of resin from Herat.] (Bot.) An herbaceous plant of the nightshade family (Physalis alkekengi) and its
fruit, which is a well flavored berry, the size of a cherry, loosely inclosed in a enlarged leafy calyx; also
called winter cherry, ground cherry, and strawberry tomato. D. C. Eaton.
(Al*ker"mes) n. [Ar. al-qirmiz kermes. See Kermes.] (Old Pharmacy) A compound cordial,
in the form of a confection, deriving its name from the kermes insect, its principal ingredient.
(Al"ko*ran) n. The Mohammedan Scriptures. Same as Alcoran and Koran.
(Al`ko*ran"ic) a. Same as Alcoranic.
(Al`ko*ran"ist), n. Same as Alcoranist.
(All) a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle, Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all,
Icel. allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and Gael. uile, W. oll.]
1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any
whatever; every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss
of all power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all
Prove all things: hold fast that which is good.
1 Thess. v. 21.
2. Any. [Obs.] "Without all remedy." Shak.
When the definite article "the," or a possessive or a demonstrative pronoun, is joined to the noun that all
qualifies, all precedes the article or the pronoun; as, all the cattle; all my labor; all his wealth; all our
families; all your citizens; all their property; all other joys.
This word, not only in popular language, but in the Scriptures, often signifies, indefinitely, a large portion
or number, or a great part. Thus, all the cattle in Egypt died, all Judea and all the region round about
Jordan, all men held John as a prophet, are not to be understood in a literal sense, but as including a
large part, or very great numbers.
3. Only; alone; nothing but.
I was born to speak all mirth and no matter. All the whole, the whole [Obs.] "All the whole army." Shak.
1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. "And
cheeks all pale." Byron.
In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this word retains its appropriate
sense or becomes intensive.