Definitions for Liferˈlaɪ fər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Lifer

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lif•er*ˈlaɪ fər(n.)

  1. a person sentenced to or serving a term of life imprisonment.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. a person committed to a professional lifetime career in the military.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Informal..

Origin of lifer:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lifer(noun)

    a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment


  1. lifer(Noun)

    A prisoner sentenced to life in prison.

  2. lifer(Noun)

    A person who makes a career in the military.

  3. lifer(Noun)

    A bird species seen for the first time by a birder who is keeping a list of all the birds he or she has seen in their life time.

  4. Origin: From librō, Cognate with Old Saxon levara (Dutch lever), Old High German lebara (German Leber), Old Norse lifr (Swedish lever).


  1. Lifer

    Lifer is a five-piece nu metal band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The group went under various names and only released one studio album in 2001.

Anagrams of Lifer

  1. rifle

  2. flier

  3. filer


Find a translation for the Lifer definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Lifer definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Lifer." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for Lifer?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Lifer: