Definition of all-inclusive in English:

all-inclusive

adjective

  • 1Including everything or everyone.

    ‘an all-inclusive holiday’
    ‘the book doesn't claim to be all-inclusive’
    • ‘Read together, the magazine articles spell out an elaborate, all-inclusive chain of command in this scandal.’
    • ‘This all-inclusive hip hop event, presented by Café Graffiti and many helping hands, aims to unite the splintered realms of Montreal hip hop in a one-day, unifying culture blast.’
    • ‘It stretches from the Eight Hours processions by exclusive craft unions in the 1880s to the all-inclusive Ban the Bomb rallies of the 1950s.’
    • ‘I'm really excited about it; it's going to be a huge celebration week - all-inclusive, where everybody can take part.’
    • ‘Not merely a set of guidelines, this philosophy for living is so all-inclusive as to be practically a religion.’
    • ‘This alone may induce many of the youth to at least try to understand what Indian culture is really about: an all-inclusive pluralistic culture that respects and tries to understand other cultures.’
    • ‘In the process, his own tentative and co-operative methodology was forgotten as his ideas were hardened into a system, increasingly seen as a complete and all-inclusive system, with answers to everything.’
    • ‘The term ‘awards’ is an all-inclusive term covering any decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or unit.’
    • ‘I said, unable to stop myself, that her definition seemed a bit all-inclusive and a little shy of rigorous.’
    • ‘The Indonesian elites must abandon their myopic ethno-religious politics and instead promote all-inclusive politics capable of accommodating differences.’
    • ‘We have yet to negotiate with them and reach an all-inclusive agreement.’
    • ‘Built in 1993, the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Hotel is an all-inclusive hotel that caters to every taste.’
    • ‘About a month ago when my parents suggested they treat me to an opulent, all-inclusive experience over the week of Thanksgiving, it was an offer I simply couldn't refuse.’
    • ‘This article is offered for information purposes only and is not intended to be all-inclusive or to address the hazards or risks faced by each member/subscriber specifically.’
    • ‘Simpson readily admits that the book ‘covering as it does a large geographical area within a limited space, cannot aim at all-inclusive thoroughness’.’
    • ‘Their break with ancient and classical forms moves them closer to clever statements, or disposable pronouncements, rather than all-inclusive world philosophies.’
    • ‘An all-inclusive search later determined that the washer and retainer had probably fallen out during flight, possibly through the same drain hole that he discovered the bolt in.’
    • ‘I fly this route regularly and every time there is a huge, egalitarian, all-inclusive line to enter the gate lounge.’
    • ‘Chow down on a $50 all-inclusive supper and enjoy a drag show until midnight, or just spend the evening wandering around the complex's many rooms.’
    • ‘This all-inclusive, no competition, no winning or losing, no getting angry policy of raising and schooling kids is going to cause great problems for these children in the future.’
    thorough, in-depth, concentrated, rigorous, exhaustive, all-out, concerted, thoroughgoing
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    1. 1.1 Denoting or relating to a holiday in which all or most meals, drinks, and activities are included in the overall price.
      • ‘We act more like a species who've bought into an all-inclusive holiday package than people whose home this might actually be.’
      • ‘It's no wonder that all-inclusive vacations - where you pay one flat rate for lodging, all meals and most activities - are on the upswing, and in a big way.’
      • ‘I was hardly allowed out of the house for fears I'd commit a sin and earn an all-inclusive family vacation in the fiery pits of Hell.’
      • ‘However, as destination spas are more all-inclusive in nature, prices can run the gamut of $200 to $1,200 per day.’
      • ‘There's only one essential rule you need to follow when planning an all-inclusive vacation: Read the fine print.’
      • ‘We paid £3,000 for an all-inclusive holiday and the food was atrocious.’
      • ‘As well, the reasonably priced all-inclusive packaged deals offered by the Caribbean and Central American countries are like sirens luring the vacationers from the north.’
      • ‘For his troubles, and no doubt a substantial pay cheque, Eric the King picked up the winning trophy and, for his most-valuable-player display, he was presented with an all-inclusive holiday to Portugal.’
      • ‘An all-inclusive holistic break includes dinner, bed and breakfast, all drinks and coffee, one treatment, optional daily programme of personal development and use of private pool and sauna.’
      • ‘It is an all-inclusive resort, so all meals and drinks are included.’
      • ‘Cruises appeal to many travelers because they are considered all-inclusive vacations.’
      • ‘The all-inclusive package combines meals, lodging, instruction, ski care clinic, equipment demos, yoga classes and massages.’
      • ‘This vacation package is all-inclusive, complete with neuroses, vices, and other fine destructive habits.’
      • ‘The all-inclusive package includes all meals, snacks and drinks, use of tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course and watersports.’
      • ‘Many couples are finding that an all-inclusive honeymoon cruise can make their special getaway after marriage even more special.’
      • ‘This all-inclusive holiday festival will feature three stages of non-stop music, sumptuous food, creative crafts and interactive fun.’
      • ‘It's surely only a matter of a time before an enterprising tour operator starts offering all-inclusive package holidays to the cave networks of Tora Bora.’
      • ‘It was an all-inclusive holiday and we didn't have enough money left to get another room for another three nights so we stayed in a room with two friends we made while we were out there.’
      • ‘And there are ways to spend a lot more, especially if you buy an all-inclusive package that includes both a cruise and golf on several courses.’
      • ‘The package includes flights from the UK, transfers and all-inclusive accommodation at the Beaches Varadero resort, where activities such as waterskiing and scuba diving come as part of the deal.’
      general, comprehensive, universal, all-embracing, gross, net, final, inclusive
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Pronunciation

all-inclusive

/ɔːlɪnˈkluːsɪv/