all but something

all but something
all but (something) 1. almost.

In some places, bus service has all but disappeared.

2. everyone or everything except those mentioned.

All but the weakest plants survived the hot weather.


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  • all — [ôl] adj. [ME al, all < OE eal < IE * al no s < base * al , * ol , beyond, exceeding > L ultra] 1. the whole extent or quantity of [all New England, all the gold] 2. the entire number of [all the men went] 3. every one of [all men… …   English World dictionary

  • all — [[t]ɔ͟ːl[/t]] ♦ 1) PREDET: PREDET det pl n/n uncount You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind. He felt betrayed by his mother, and this anger… …   English dictionary

  • all — 1 determiner /O:l/ determiner, predeterminer 1 the complete amount or quantity of; the whole of: I ve got all day tomorrow to do it. | He had worked all his life in the mine. | Have you done all your homework? | She didn t say a single word all… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Something — Single infobox Name = Something Artist = The Beatles from Album = Abbey Road A side = Something Come Together (U.S.) B side = Come Together (U.K.) Released = 31 October 1969 (UK) Format = 7 Recorded = Abbey Road Studios 25 February 1969 Genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • all — all1 W1S1 [o:l US o:l] determiner, predeterminer, pron 1.) the whole of an amount, thing, or type of thing ▪ Have you done all your homework? all your life/all day/all year etc (=during the whole of your life, a day, a year etc) ▪ He had worked… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all — all1 W1S1 [o:l US o:l] determiner, predeterminer, pron 1.) the whole of an amount, thing, or type of thing ▪ Have you done all your homework? all your life/all day/all year etc (=during the whole of your life, a day, a year etc) ▪ He had worked… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • but — [[t]bət, STRONG bʌt[/t]] ♦ buts 1) CONJ COORD You use but to introduce something which contrasts with what you have just said, or to introduce something which adds to what you have just said. You said you d stay till tomorrow. I know, Bel, but I… …   English dictionary

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