Long-lived Long"-lived`, a. 1. Having a long life; having constitutional peculiarities which make long life probable; lasting long; as, a long-lived tree; they are a long-lived family; long-lived prejudices. [1913 Webster]

2. same as {long-lasting}.

Syn: durable, lasting, long-lasting. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • long-lived — long′ lived′ [[t] ˈlaɪvd, ˈlɪvd[/t]] adj. 1) having a long life or duration: a long lived animal; long lived fame[/ex] 2) lasting or functioning a long time: a long lived battery[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425 long′ lived′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • long-lived — long livedness, n. /lawng luyvd , livd , long /, adj. 1. having a long life, existence, or duration: a long lived man; long lived fame. 2. (of an object) lasting or functioning a long time: a long lived battery. [1375 1425; late ME; see LONG1,… …   Universalium

  • long-lived — [ˌlɔŋ ˈlıvd US ˌlo:ŋ ˈlaıvd] adj living or existing for a long time ≠ ↑short lived ▪ Ostriches are long lived birds. ▪ the band s long lived appeal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-lived — [ lɔŋ lıvd ] adjective living or lasting for a long time: a long lived species long lived technology ─ opposite SHORT LIVED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long-lived — early 15c., from LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + pp. of LIVE (Cf. live) (v.). Old English had langlife long lived …   Etymology dictionary

  • long-lived — long lived; long lived·ness; …   English syllables

  • long-lived — [lôŋ′līvd΄, lôŋ′livd΄] adj. [ LONG1 + LIVED] having or tending to have a long life span or existence …   English World dictionary

  • long-lived — is pronounced long livd in BrE and long liyvd in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • long-lived — index chronic, durable, stable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • long-lived — also long lived ADJ GRADED Something that is long lived lives or lasts for a long time. The flowers may only last a day but the plants are long lived. ...huge piles of long lived radioactive material …   English dictionary

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