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|Noun||1.||life-time - 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"
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state