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life·time

 (līf′tīm′)
n.
1. The period of time during which an individual is alive.
2. The period of time during which property, an object, a process, or a phenomenon exists or functions.
adj.
1. Continuing for a lifetime; lifelong.
2. Occurring or measured over a person's active career: a lifetime batting average.

lifetime

(ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm)
n
1. (Biology)
a. the length of time a person or animal is alive
b. (as modifier): a lifetime supply.
2. the length of time that something functions, is useful, etc
3. (General Physics) physics the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, excited state, elementary particle, etc; mean life

life•time

(ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm)

n.
1. the time that the life of someone or something continues.
adj.
2. for the duration of a person's life: a lifetime membership.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifetime - 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"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
demise, dying, death - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
afterlife, hereafter - life after death
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"

lifetime

noun existence, time, day(s), course, period, span, life span, your natural life, all your born days During my lifetime I haven't got round to much travelling.

lifetime

noun
The period during which someone or something exists:
day (often used in plural), duration, existence, life, span, term.
Translations
مُدَّة حَياة الشَّخْص
život
levetidliv
ikuisuus
durée de vievievivant
ævi, lífstíî
življenjska doba

lifetime

[ˈlaɪftaɪm] N
1. (= lifespan) → vida f
in my lifetimedurante mi vida, en el curso de mi vida
in the lifetime of this parliamenten el transcurso de esta legislatura
within my lifetimemientras viva
the chance of a lifetimeuna oportunidad única en la vida
once in a lifetimeuna vez en la vida
the work of a lifetimeel trabajo de toda una vida
2. (fig) → eternidad f
it seemed a lifetimepareció una eternidad

lifetime

[ˈlaɪftaɪm]
n [person] during my lifetime (= while I have been alive) → de mon temps
in my lifetime (= while I have been alive) → au cours de ma vie
I've seen a lot of changes in my lifetime → J'ai vu beaucoup de changements au cours de ma vie. (= before I die) → de mon vivant
It won't happen in my lifetime → Cela n'arrivera pas de mon vivant.
in his lifetime (= in the course of his life) → au cours de sa vie (= before he dies) → de son vivant
the chance of a lifetime → la chance d'une vie, une occasion unique
A trip like this is the chance of a lifetime → Un voyage comme ça, c'est la chance d'une vie., Un voyage comme ça, c'est une occasion unique.
[thing, organization] → durée f de vie
a satellite's lifetime → la durée de vie d'un satellite
during the lifetime of this parliament
BUT pendant cette législature.
modif [membership, subscription, ban] → à vie lifetime achievementlifetime achievement n [performer, artist, writer, professional person] an award for lifetime achievement, a lifetime achievement award → une récompense pour bons et loyaux services
a prize for lifetime achievement in the arts
BUT un prix récompensant de remarquables services rendus dans le domaine des arts.life vest life-vest [ˈlaɪfvɛst] adj (US)gilet m de sauvetage

lifetime

[ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm] nvita
a lifetime's work, the work of a lifetime → il lavoro di tutta una vita
in my lifetime → nel corso della mia vita, durante la mia vita
in a lifetime → nell'arco della vita, in tutta la vita
the chance of a lifetime → un'occasione unica or che capita una sola volta nella vita
it seemed a lifetime → sembrò (che fosse passata) un'eternità or una vita

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.

lifetime

n. toda la vida, curso de la vida;
a. vitalicio-a.

lifetime

n vida, toda una vida, período de tiempo vivido
References in classic literature ?
Young Aubigny's rule was a strict one, too, and under it his negroes had forgotten how to be gay, as they had been during the old master's easy-going and indulgent lifetime.
His son lacked not merely the father's eminent position, but the talent and force of character to achieve it: he could, therefore, effect nothing by dint of political interest; and the bare justice or legality of the claim was not so apparent, after the Colonel's decease, as it had been pronounced in his lifetime.
Keeping up the metaphor of the political guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
Yet this is nothing; I leave eternity to Thee; for what is man that he should live out the lifetime of his God?
But he who dodges hospitals and jails, and walks fast crossing grave-yards, and would rather talk of operas than hell; calls Cowper, Young, Pascal, Rousseau, poor devils all of sick men; and throughout a care-free lifetime swears by Rabelais as passing wise, and therefore jolly; --not that man is fitted to sit down on tomb-stones, and break the green damp mould with unfathomably wondrous Solomon.
The veselija has come down to them from a far-off time; and the meaning of it was that one might dwell within the cave and gaze upon shadows, provided only that once in his lifetime he could break his chains, and feel his wings, and behold the sun; provided that once in his lifetime he might testify to the fact that life, with all its cares and its terrors, is no such great thing after all, but merely a bubble upon the surface of a river, a thing that one may toss about and play with as a juggler tosses his golden balls, a thing that one may quaff, like a goblet of rare red wine.
You see they had been a whole lifetime learning to appreciate the pillory; and to have that thing staring them in the face, and every one of them distinctly at the mercy of me, a stranger, if I chose to go and report -- well, it was awful, and they couldn't seem to recover from the shock, they couldn't seem to pull themselves together.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Rochester, always at some exciting crisis; and then the sense of being in his arms, hearing his voice, meeting his eye, touching his hand and cheek, loving him, being loved by him--the hope of passing a lifetime at his side, would be renewed, with all its first force and fire.
He'll be as much to me as he has been all his lifetime.
If you don't trouble 'em, most of 'em'll work away underground for a lifetime an' spread out an' have little 'uns.
Vanstone to the last; and when I add that his conduct presents no extraordinary exception to the conduct, in their lifetime, of the other relatives -- you will understand what sort of people I had to deal with in my client's interests, and how their assumed indignation was appeased.