An example of a long lived thought is something you believe for years and years.
Origin of long-livedorigin, originally from long (adjective) + live, form of life + -ed (sense ); later understood also as from long (adverb) + -lived
- Having a long life: a long-lived aunt.
- Lasting a long time; persistent: a long-lived rumor.
- Functioning a long time; durable: a long-lived light bulb.
Origin of long-livedMiddle English long-lifed long long ; see long 1. life life ; see life . -ed having ; see -ed 3.
(comparative more longlived, superlative most longlived)
- Alternative form of long-lived.
(comparative more long-lived, superlative most long-lived)
- The pronunciation /laÉªvd/ (rhyming with hived) is more consistent with the etymology (since the term comes from the noun life rather than the verb live), and was formerly more common; however, the pronunciation /lÉªvd/ (the second syllable pronounced as the verb lived) is more common today.