Definition of all-in-one in English:



  • attributive Combining two or more items or functions in a single unit.

    ‘an all-in-one shampoo/conditioner’
    • ‘It's a slick all-in-one unit and we're never going back to 6 remotes ever again.’
    • ‘Banks can economically provide all-in-one services because of their sheer size.’
    • ‘He was making a computer game which involved him donning an all-in-one black Lycra catsuit with white balls attached.’
    • ‘Extending beyond convenience-oriented features, manufacturers are now rolling out all-in-one meal kits to really make it simple for end users.’
    • ‘This new, all-in-one navigation device for the outdoor enthusiast is the first combination GPS, altimeter and electronic compass.’
    • ‘Throw away your old gadgets: a single all-in-one cell phone can take the place of your laptop, personal organizer, digital camera and portable music player.’
    • ‘The compact, all-in-one unit has a lead-free motherboard.’
    • ‘This all-in-one navigation unit has playback capabilities for CDs, DVDs, and MP3 files.’
    • ‘Although cheap all-in-one products are available, the trick to building a quality system is mixing and matching the best from each manufacturer.’
    • ‘Critics and skeptics joined to say it would erode quality and reduce the number of independent voices, all while freeing media companies to reduce costs by creating all-in-one reporters.’
    • ‘Otherwise known as all-in-one devices, multifunction printers combine the features of more than one device in one package.’
    • ‘It's become something of a trend in the industry to wrap up a variety of security functions in all-in-one security appliances.’
    • ‘Your baby is dressed in an all-in-one stretch-and-grow suit!’
    • ‘The new machine features a minimalist, all-in-one design that resembles (not coincidentally) a large iPod.’
    • ‘The trend toward all-in-one systems came about decades ago when equipment was very expensive, and we wanted to run everything on the same box.’
    • ‘An all-in-one unit that stores everything from your computer to CDs, books and files is the perfect solution where your room has to serve two purposes.’
    • ‘This week, Delia Smith made the headlines, instead of a nice, all-in-one sponge cake.’
    • ‘‘In the past year, we purchased a number of all-in-one desktop and notebook PCs, none of which have an internal slot for a tape drive,’ explained Benson.’
    • ‘There were some problems, of course, but at a price of £300 for an all-in-one unit rather than the more typical £500, I suppose you have to expect this.’
    • ‘I'm thinking about getting some sort of all-in-one broadband box.’


  • A garment that takes the place of two or more other garments.

    • ‘The dancers wore silver all-in-ones, headdresses and these codpieces on top of their trousers like in A Clockwork Orange.’
    • ‘It is daft to even think of going winter fishing without some form of waterproof all-in-one or two piece suit.’
    • ‘But can you imagine wearing those sort of blue spandex all-in-ones?’
    • ‘Benedict, egged on by wellwishers in Vatican City, Italy, steps out in a silken red all-in-one with matching hat.’
    • ‘Tonight she bounds onstage in a fuchsia pink lycra all-in-one and immediately starts dancing in a style best described as psychotic military porn-star aerobics.’
    • ‘Jackets start at £35, trousers at £65 and all-in-ones at £110.’
    • ‘There were lots of lovely men there wearing footie kit, rugby kit and some strange tight-fitting gymnastics all-in-ones.’
    • ‘Drink one less glass of water and you'll find all the fashion you need in an all-in-one.’
    • ‘Thank goodness I was an ugly kid, not very alluring in my cast-off, woolly mammoth all-in-one.’
    • ‘They probably need no introduction, although those who missed this gig may appreciate a quick sartorial round-up: Mr Jones is resplendent in a yellow, possibly ladies' all-in-one.’