Definitions for Liferˈlaɪ fər

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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:

1820–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lifer(noun)

    a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

Wiktionary

  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).

Freebase

  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.

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