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lifetime

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noun life·time \ˈlīf-ˌtīm\

Definition of lifetime

  1. 1a :  the duration of the existence of a living being (such as a person or an animal) or a thing (such as a star or a subatomic particle)b :  life 12

  2. 2 :  an amount accumulated or experienced in a lifetime a lifetime of regrets

Examples of lifetime in a sentence

  1. a lifetime spent traveling the world

  2. It would have taken me a lifetime to read all those books.

  3. Childhood seems a lifetime ago now!

  4. a chemical with a lifetime of only a few minutes

  5. the lifetime of a planet

13th Century

First Known Use of lifetime

13th century


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lifetime

adjective life·time

Definition of lifetime

  1. 1 :  lifelong

  2. 2 :  of long duration or continuance lifetime legislation

  3. 3 :  measured or achieved over the span of a career a baseball player's lifetime batting average

1834

First Known Use of lifetime

1834



LIFETIME Defined for English Language Learners

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lifetime

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noun life·time \ˈlīf-ˌtīm\

Definition of lifetime for English Language Learners

  • : the time during which a person is alive

  • : a very long time

  • : the time during which something lasts or is useful


LIFETIME Defined for Kids

lifetime

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noun life·time \ˈlīf-ˌtīm\

Definition of lifetime for Students

  1. :  life 2



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