Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A prisoner serving a life sentence.
  • noun One who has spent an entire career working in a given field or in a single organization, especially in the military.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who receives or has received a sentence of penal servitude for life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A prisoner sentenced to life in prison.
  • noun A person who makes a career in the military.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

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Examples

  • The lifer is only able to talk to other lifers - and let's face it they don't have to be sold to anymore.

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  • The lifer is only able to talk to other lifers - and let's face it they don't have to be sold to anymore.

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  • Every Cave lifer is more than aware of the fate that often awaits the women in Cave's songs.

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  • The lifer is only able to talk to other lifers - and let's face it they don't have to be sold to anymore.

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  • The lifer is only able to talk to other lifers - and let's face it they don't have to be sold to anymore.

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  • The lifer is only able to talk to other lifers - and let's face it they don't have to be sold to anymore.

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  • Similar to how the pro abort crowds get into a frenized tizzy when an pro lifer is invited to some place of prominence in govt. or acedemia. —

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  • A true baseball lifer is now President of the United States.

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  • A true baseball lifer is now President of the United States.

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