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  1. never surpassed: Production has reached an all-time high.

  2. being as specified throughout its history: The game’s perfect balance of learning and enjoyment has earned it a place among the all-time gems of the genre.

Origin of all-time

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby all-time Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for all-time


  1. (prenominal) informal unsurpassed in some respect at a particular time: an all-time record at the Olympics

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