All-purpose (adjective)

  1. Suitable for any or many different uses or functions.
  2. Having multiple capabilities or uses.

Origin:

20th century: from all + purpose.

Examples:

  1. An all-purpose knife is useful for many different cutting tasks in the kitchen.
  2. An all-purpose cleaning spray can be used on a variety of surfaces.
  3. All-purpose flour can be used for baking a variety of baked goods.
  4. An all-purpose athletic shoe can be used for many different types of physical activity.
  5. An all-purpose tool kit includes a variety of tools for many different types of tasks.
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