Definition of all-time in English:

all-time

adjective

  • [attributive] Unsurpassed.

    ‘all-time favorite’
    ‘interest rates hit an all-time high’
    • ‘So I waited and waited and dreamed up my all-time favourite festival line-up.’
    • ‘So, with all the votes in, which iconic vehicle have you crowned as your all-time favourite movie car?’
    • ‘Public trust and confidence in politicians has now arguably reached an all-time low.’
    • ‘Stars from Paul Weller to Will Young list their all-time Motown favourites.’
    • ‘Ever distinctive and elegant, the pintail is one of my all-time favourites.’
    • ‘A strong tackler with outstanding awareness, he is one of the Italian game's all-time greats.’
    • ‘I once heard that a majority of the world's all-time top 100 inventions were British.’
    • ‘His all-time favourite hat, however, was one bearing his own face, modelled last year by Alek Wek.’
    • ‘Dolly had better luck with Cat Stevens, one of her all-time favourite singers.’
    • ‘Before the cancellation of last year's show, horse and pony entries were running at an all-time high.’
    • ‘This year the number of brands associated with films has hit an all-time high.’
    • ‘I like trying new perfumes all the time, so I don't have one absolute all-time favourite.’
    • ‘These people have obviously never heard of Edward Gorey, one of my all-time favorite cartoonists.’
    • ‘Across the Western world, church membership has hit an all-time low over the past 10 years.’
    • ‘I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one year period.’
    • ‘And it's not just among young people that involvement in politics seems to be at an all-time low.’
    • ‘It would be such an honor to have your all-time favorite actress play you in a movie.’
    • ‘With proper mushy peas and fresh bread and butter, this is one of my all-time favourite meals.’
    • ‘He apparently made one of the all-time grand exits, throwing fistfuls of salt in all the sauces on his way out.’
    • ‘The title of this article came to me while watching one of my all-time favourite films with my young son.’
    ever, all time, perpetuity
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Pronunciation:

all-time

/ˈôlˌtīm/