Definition of all-purpose adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɔːl ˈpɜːpəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːl ˈpɜːrpəs//
[only before noun]
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having many different uses; able to be used in many situations Cheddar is an all-purpose cheese for cooking and eating. Each child had one pair of all-purpose shoes.
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