long-lived

[ lawng-lahyvd, -livd, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈlaɪvd, -ˈlɪvd, ˈlɒŋ- /

adjective

having a long life, existence, or duration: a long-lived man; long-lived fame.
(of an object) lasting or functioning a long time: a long-lived battery.

Nearby words

  1. long-horned grasshopper,
  2. long-jump,
  3. long-lasting,
  4. long-legged,
  5. long-list,
  6. long-neck clam,
  7. long-off,
  8. long-on,
  9. long-playing,
  10. long-range

Origin of long-lived

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at long1, lived

Related formslong-lived·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for long-lived

long-lived

adjective

having long life, existence, or currency
Derived Formslong-livedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for long-lived

long-lived

adj.

early 15c., from long (adj.) + past participle of live (v.). Old English had langlife "long-lived."

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