: being for or of all time up to and including the present
especially : exceeding all others of all time
an all-time bestseller

Examples of all-time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web O’Neill, named the nation’s top player in his final year at Duke and widely regarded as a generational talent, put together an all-time performance from a rookie in professional lacrosse. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 9 June 2024 Best Buy is selling the 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 with Bluetooth starting at $199.99 ($100 off), an all-time low. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 8 June 2024 The level of heat-trapping carbon dioxide has reached all-time highs and Earth recorded its 12th consecutive month of record-breaking heat. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2024 Apple’s shares have risen 15% since May 1, and are near an all-time high. Byverne Kopytoff, Fortune, 7 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for all-time 

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-time was in 1910

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“All-time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-time. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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