Definition of all-sided in US English:



  • 1Of a person: having all sides or aspects of one's character or intellect well or fully developed; displaying accomplishment and skill in all types of pursuit, or great breadth of vision or learning.

  • 2That concerns or involves all sides of something, especially a question, matter, argument, etc.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Sarah Austin (1793–1867), translator and writer. From all + side + -ed, originally (and in early use chiefly) after German allseitig.