taking up, extending through, lasting for, or occurring continually during a day, especially the hours of daylight; daylong: an all-day tour of the city; an all-day lollipop.

Compare all-night.

Origin of all-day

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for all-day

Contemporary Examples of all-day

Historical Examples of all-day

  • It's an all-day process of the stronger annihilating the weaker.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • An all-day meeting is to be held there, and I am to preach in the morning.

    The Kentucky Ranger

    Edward T. Curnick

  • It promised to be an all-day job, and a clumsy one at the best.

    The Huntress

    Hulbert Footner

  • The making of apple butter is an all-day affair and has the air of a holiday to it.

  • One afternoon Stuart and Conscience went for an all-day sail.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

    Charles Neville Buck