AskDefine | Define lifetime

Dictionary Definition

lifetime n : 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, lifespan]

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  • /ˈlaɪftaɪm/, /"laIftaIm/


  1. The duration of the life of someone or something.
  2. In the context of "informal|hyperbolic": A long period of time.
    I've been waiting a lifetime for a train.


duration of the life of someone or something
informal, hyperbolic: a long period of time
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Extensive Definition

Lifetime may refer to:
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See also

lifetime in German: Lebensdauer
lifetime in German: Lifetime
lifetime in Urdu: عرصۂ حیات
lifetime in French: Durée de vie

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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