long-lived

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈlivd How to pronounce long-lived (audio) also -ˈlīvd How to pronounce long-lived (audio) \

Definition of long-lived

1 : having a long life : living a long time long-lived siblings a long-lived perennial also : characterized by long life a long-lived family
2 : lasting a long time : enduring a long-lived fad also : existing, functioning, or active for a period of time that is longer than usual or expected a long-lived car long-lived nuclear waste

Synonyms & Antonyms for long-lived

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

First Known Use of long-lived

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Buying Guide

Our team at The Usage has selected the best electric toothbrush for seniors.

Learn More About long-lived

Time Traveler for long-lived

Time Traveler

The first known use of long-lived was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near long-lived

long live

long-lived

long logger

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for long-lived

Cite this Entry

“Long-lived.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-lived. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for long-lived

long-lived

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of long-lived

: living or lasting for a long time

long-lived

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈlivd, -ˈlīvd \

Kids Definition of long-lived

: living or lasting for a long time a long-lived disagreement

More from Merriam-Webster on long-lived

Nglish: Translation of long-lived for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!