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lifetimenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈlaɪf.taɪm/ us   /ˈlaɪf.taɪm/
B2 the period of time during which someone lives or something exists: We'll see a tremendous lot of technological changes during/in our lifetime. Winners of the competition will receive the holiday of a lifetime (= the best holiday they will ever have). I've only been working here two days, but it seems like a lifetime. A watch of this quality should last a lifetime. Enter our competition and this once-in-a-lifetime experience could be yours! Marriage is no longer always seen as a lifetime commitment. You could win a lifetime's supply of toothpaste.

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(Definition of lifetime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lifetimenoun [U]

us   /ˈlɑɪfˌtɑɪm/
the period of time during which someone lives or something exists: The watch is high quality and should last a lifetime.
(Definition of lifetime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lifetime”
in Arabic مَدى الحَياة…
in Korean 수명…
in Portuguese existência, vida…
in Catalan vida…
in Japanese 一生…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有生之年,终生,一辈子…
in Turkish ömür, hayat…
in Russian целая жизнь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有生之年,終生,一輩子…
in Italian durata della vita, vita…
in Polish życie…
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