Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exceeding all others up to the present time: an all-time speed skating record.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. unsurpassed up to the present time

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. unsurpassed in some respect up to the present.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unsurpassed in some respect up to the present

Etymologies

all + time (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There have been 250 in the American and National leagues all-time, which is roughly a couple a year.

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  • In 1952, 75 percent of Americans told Gallup pollsters that religion was “very important” in their lives, an all-time record.

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  • In that group, weekly church attendance skyrocketed from 31 percent in February 1950 to an all-time record for young adults of 51 percent in April 1957, an astonishing rate of change in seven years, implying millions of new churchgoers every year.

    American Grace

  • My transformation was complete, my popularity at an all-time high.

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  • The BOE on Thursday kept its key rate on hold at an all-time low of 0.5% for the 27th straight month.

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  • Another way: Increase household assets by $20.4 trillion, a 30% gain that would all but wipe out real estate losses and take the stock market to a new all-time high.

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  • According to a September 2010 report by Nielsen, a media measurement firm, the Pandora app is a top-five-most-used app across all four major smartphone platforms in the U.S.; in January, the Pandora app was the No. 2 all-time downloaded free iPhone app and the No. 1 all-time downloaded free iPad app, according to Apple.

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  • A little sad that I did not do quite as much as I wanted to in boxing, but very honored to be with those all-time greats.

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  • Chief Wilson holds the all-time record, hitting 36 for the 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates.

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  • Our faith in government at all levels is perhaps at an all-time low, driven by anti-government ideologues, opportunistic politicians and, not infrequently, poor performance.

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