Definition of all-purpose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôlˈpərpəs/


Having many uses, especially all that might be expected from something of its type: an all-purpose kitchen knife
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  • The big news in all-purpose knives is the Leatherman folding do-it-all type.
  • Ed has an all-purpose 75-foot boat with twin diesel engines and a five-ton crane amidships.
  • In the interim we anticipate the securing of a green-belt site and the building of a 15,000 all-seater, all-purpose stadium.

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Syllabification: all-pur·pose

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