adjective Date: 1914 1. full-time 1 2. being for or of all time up to and including the present; especially exceeding all others of all time <
an all-time best seller

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all-time — ˈall time adjective all time low/​high/​peak/​record the lowest or highest that something has ever been: • The news caused the dollar to fall to an all time low against the euro. • Orders rose 35% to an all time high for May. * * * all time UK US …   Financial and business terms

  • all-time — adj. 1. unsurpassed in some respect up to the present. prices at an all time high; morale at an all time low; among the all time great lefthanders [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-time — adj used when you compare things to say that one of them is the best, worst etc that there has ever been an all time high/low ▪ The price of wheat had reached an all time low. ▪ They reached an all time record score …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-time — (adj.) during recorded time, 1910, American English, from ALL (Cf. all) + TIME (Cf. time) (n.). Earlier it had been used in a sense full time, of employment, or in opposition to one time (1883) …   Etymology dictionary

  • all-time — all ,time adjective only before noun used for comparing someone or something with all the other people or things of the same type that have ever existed: Bogart has got to be one of the all time greats. Interest rates are at an all time high …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • all-time — all′ time adj. 1) never equaled or surpassed: Production will reach an all time high[/ex] 2) regarded as such in its entire history: an all time favorite song Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • all-time — [adj] unsurpassed and permanent best, champion, enduring, everlasting, perpetual; concepts 574,798 …   New thesaurus

  • all-time — ADJ: ADJ n You use all time when you are comparing all the things of a particular type that there have ever been. For example, if you say that something is the all time best, you mean that it is the best thing of its type that there has ever been …   English dictionary

  • all-time — adjective 1 all time high/low/best etc the highest, lowest etc level there has ever been: The price of wheat reached an all time low of 42 cents in 1932. 2 all time record/classic etc the best ever known: He s one of pro football s all time great …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-time — /ˈɔl taɪm/ (say awl tuym) adjective (greatest) of all time to date; outstanding: he s an all time rogue; an all time high; an all time low …   Australian English dictionary

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