for life

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for life

:for the whole of one's life :for the rest of one's life
  • They met in college and have remained friends for life.
  • He was sentenced to prison for life.

Word by Word Definitions

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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