1ALL/EVERYTHINGconsidering or including everything 全部，总共
Williams came fifth overall.
What will it cost, overall?
2[sentence adverbadv]IN GENERAL generally 一般地，总体上
Overall, prices are still rising.
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overall• The projectbudget is around $25 million overall.• Miller, Dawes, Moceanu and Strug all placed in the top 11 overall.• There are more women in positions of power-though their numbers overall are still pitifully few.• And so, overall, few new jobs would be created.• Overall, it's been a good year.• Most patients are dead within a year of the diagnosis and overall, less than 1% live more than five years.• Six out of 10 Laboursupporters, and 69 % of votersoverall, opposedjoining the euro.• At Merrill overall, the estimated increase in pay and benefits per employee is 3 %, according to Johnson Associates Inc.• One or two products didn't do so well, but overall we've had a highly successful year.
➡ See also the entry for general2另见general条第2义overall ♦︎ gross ♦︎ umbrella ♦︎ global ♦︎ across the board ♦︎ blanket ♦︎ all-round ♦︎ inclusiveThese words all describe sth which includes or covers all things or all of sth.这些词均表示全面的、总括的、综合的。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆an overall / umbrella heading / title◆an umbrella / a blanket / an inclusive term◆a global / blanket ban◆overall / gross income◆the overall / gross / inclusive cost◆overall / gross profit / turnover■overall ˌəʊvərˈɔːl; NAmEˌoʊvərˈɔːl [only before noun] including all the people or things that are involved in a particular situation全面的；综合的；总体的◆There will be winners in each of the three age groups, and one overall winner. 三个年龄组将各产生一名优胜者，另有一名总优胜者。◆The person with overall responsibility for the project will be Paul. 全面负责本项目的人将是保罗。◆The past century has seen an overall improvement in standards of living. 生活水平在上世纪得到了普遍的改善。▸overall
◆The company will invest $1.6m overall in new equipment. 这家公司将总计投资160万元购置新设备。◆Overall, this is a very useful book. 总的来说，这是一本很有用的书。■grossgrəʊs; NAmEgroʊs [only before noun] (finance金融) being the total amount of sth before anything else is taken away总的；毛的◆The family have three children and a gross income of £50 000(= before taxes, etc. are taken away). 这家有三个孩子，税前总收入为5万英镑。OPPnetⓘ A net amount of money is the amount that remains when nothing more is to be taken away. * net指净得的、纯的◆a net profit of £500 500英镑的纯利润◆net income / earnings(= after tax has been paid) 纯收入■umbrella [only before noun] containing many different parts or elements包含许多不同部分（或要素）的；总括的；综合的◆'Contact sports' is an umbrella term for a variety of different sports. “接触式运动”是多种不同体育运动的总称。◆Two separate political parties emerged from the umbrella organization. 两个独立的政党从那个综合机构中脱离出来。▸umbrella
[countable] ◆Many previously separate groups are now operating under the umbrella of the same authority. 许多原本分散的团体现正在同一主管部门领导下运作。■global [usually before noun] considering or including all the parts of sth整体的；全面的；总括的◆We need to take a more global approach to the problem. 我们需要更全面地看这个问题。◆We ran a global search on the database. 我们在数据库中进行了全程检索。 see also global ⇨ international▸globally
◆We need to start thinking globally. 我们需要进行全盘的考虑。■aˌcross the ˈboard
involving everyone or everything in an industry, a company or other organization全行业；全公司；全机构◆The industry needs more investment across the board. 这一行业需要全面增加投资。◆The director is to announce an across-the-board wage increase. 总经理将宣布给全体员工加薪。ⓘ When this idiom is used before a noun, it needs hyphens, but when it comes after a noun, it does not. It can also be used as an adverbial phrase.此习语用在名词前要加连字符，用在名词后则不用加连字符，亦可用作副词性短语◆The new plans will be implemented across the board. 这些新计划将得到全面落实。■blanket [only before noun] including or affecting all possible cases, situations or people包括所有情形（或人员）的；总括的；综合的◆A blanket ban on tobacco advertising was introduced several years ago. 几年前开始全面取缔烟草广告。■ˌall-ˈround (BrE) (NAmEˌall-aˈround) [only before noun] including many different aspects, subjects or skills; (of a person) with a wide range of skills or abilities全面的；多方面的；（人）全能的，多才多艺的◆We are looking at the all-round development of the children and not merely their academic progress. 我们会考查孩子们的整体发展情况，而不只是他们在学业上的进展。◆She's a good all-around tennis player. 她是个优秀的全能网球选手。■inclusiveɪnˈkluːsɪv (ratherformal) having the total cost, or the cost of sth that is mentioned, contained in the price包含全部费用；包括所提到的费用在内◆The fully inclusive fare for the trip is £320. 这次旅行的全部费用是320英镑。◆These services offer inclusive insurance cover of up to $5 000. 所提供的这些服务包括金额达5 000元的保险。ⓘ Compare how inclusive and included are used after a noun.比较inclusive和included在名词后的用法◆Water and heating are included in the rent. 水费和暖气费包含在租金内。◆ (formal) The rent is inclusive of water and heating. 租金包含水费和暖气费。 see also include ⇨ include1