lifelong

[ lahyf-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ /

adjective

lasting or continuing through all or much of one's life: lifelong regret.

Nearby words

  1. lifehack,
  2. lifeless,
  3. lifelessly,
  4. lifelike,
  5. lifeline,
  6. lifelong learning,
  7. lifemanship,
  8. lifer,
  9. lifesaver,
  10. lifesaving

Origin of lifelong

1750–60; life + long1 (adv.)

Can be confusedlifelong livelong

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British Dictionary definitions for lifelong

lifelong

/ (ˈlaɪfˌlɒŋ) /

adjective

lasting for or as if for a lifetime
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Word Origin and History for lifelong

lifelong

adj.

also life-long, "continuing a lifetime," 1855, from life (n.) + long (adj.).

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