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Lifetime definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LI'FETIME, n. The time that life continues; duration of life.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life" [syn: life, lifetime, life- time, lifespan]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the duration of the existence of a living being (as a person or an animal) or a thing (as a star or a subatomic particle) b. life 12 2. an amount accumulated or experienced in a lifetime <a lifetime of regrets> II. adjective Date: 1834 1. lifelong 2. of long duration or continuance <lifetime legislation> 3. measured or achieved over the span of a career <a baseball player's lifetime batting average>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the duration of a person's life. 2 the duration of a thing or its usefulness. 3 colloq. an exceptionally long time. Phrases and idioms: of a lifetime such as does not occur more than once in a person's life (the chance of a lifetime; the journey of a lifetime).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lifetime Life"time` (-t[imac]m`), n. The time that life continues.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lifetimes) 1. A lifetime is the length of time that someone is alive. During my lifetime I haven't got around to much travelling. ...an extraordinary lifetime of achievement. N-COUNT: usu sing, oft poss N 2. The lifetime of a particular thing is the period of time that it lasts. ...the lifetime of a parliament. ...a satellite's lifetime. N-SING: with poss 3. If you describe something as the chance or experience of a lifetime, you are emphasizing that it is the best or most important chance or experience that you are ever likely to have. This could be not just the trip of a lifetime but the experience of a lifetime. PHRASE: n PHR [emphasis]

Moby Thesaurus

age, animal spirits, animate existence, animation, being alive, birth, existence, for life, generation, having life, immortality, life, lifelong, liveliness, livelong, living, long life, longevity, period of existence, spriteliness, viability, vitality, vivacity



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