US
: among the best, most talented, or most impressive in the world
an all-world tennis player

Examples of all-world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For starters, all eyes shift to Julius Randle. Randle, who had been playing at an all-world level after recovering from offseason ankle surgery, has been unrecognizable the last two games Brunson has watched from the sidelines. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 13 June 2024 The Warriors could start Green on Sabonis, which would keep the all-world defender in all actions — handoffs, picks, cross-screens — involving the double-double machine. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 16 Apr. 2024 Luka Doncic, the Mavericks’ all-world guard, was ruled out with right knee soreness. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 Their all-world defensive anchor was suspended — and suspended again. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 Plus, the 49ers defense is led by all-world linebacker Fred Warner. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 And then the Chiefs’ all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his team down the field — aided by a 22-yard reception from Kelce — resulting in a game-tying field goal with three seconds to go, sending the game into overtime at 19-19. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 So, when all-world Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders announced his retirement in 1998, after ten exemplary seasons with a largely losing team, fans were angry. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 Rarely has a team done so little with so many resources, including all-world two-way player Shohei Ohtani. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-world was in 1928

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“All-world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-world. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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