Adjective "aller" definition and examples

(Aller may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)


/piz ale//piːz ˈaleɪ/

Definitions and examples


A course of action followed as a last resort.
  1. 'They called foreign commerce only a pis aller.'

More definitions

1. the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration): all the cake; all the way; all year.

2. the whole number of (used in referring to individuals or particulars, taken collectively): all students.

3. the greatest possible (used in referring to quality or degree): with all due respect; with all speed.

4. every: all kinds; all sorts.

5. any; any whatever: beyond all doubt.

6. nothing but; only: The coat is all wool.

7. dominated by or as if by t

More examples(as adjective)

"conforts can be aller."


(all)French, from pis ‘worse’ + aller ‘go’.