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.
Contemporary Examples

The Simpsons is really experiencing this pop culture moment of late, with the all-day FXX marathon.
Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel Marlow Stern October 20, 2014

Today’s all-day conference taking a “second look” shows the power of the right in even getting such a question on the table.
Was the New Deal a Bust? Jeff Madrick March 29, 2009

Sweet Basil, which has been around since 1977, serves amazingly fresh lunch and dinners, and has all-day bar hours.
Vail, Colorado: Skier’s Paradise Jolie Hunt January 14, 2011

Historical Examples

You can take the boys and spring wagon and have an all-day picnic.
Chicken Little Jane on the Big John Lily Munsell Ritchie

It promised to be an all-day job, and a clumsy one at the best.
The Huntress Hulbert Footner

It was an all-day journey with a drive of twenty miles to the railway.
Old Plantation Days Mrs. N. B. De Saussure

It’s an all-day process of the stronger annihilating the weaker.
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter

So we had an all-day wait near the primitive little railway station.
Inca Land Hiram Bingham

An all-day meeting is to be held there, and I am to preach in the morning.
The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick

Kyoto may be reached by a short ride from Kobe, but from Tokio it is an all-day trip of twelve hours by express train.
The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch


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