Definitions for: Everlasting


[n] any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
[adj] (informal) continuing too long; "everlasting complaints"
[adj] expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
[adj] lasting for an indefinitely long period of time
[adj] continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ever*last"inga.
1. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing
without end; immoral; eternal. ``The Everlasting God.''
--Gen. xx1. 33.

2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period;
perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong
intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence.

I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . .
. the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.
--Gen xvii. 8.

And heard thy everlasting yawn confess The pains and
penalties of idleness. --Pope.

Syn: Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never-ending;
infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual;
unintermitted; incessant.

Usage: - Everlasting, Eternal. Eternal denotes (when
taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration;
everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the
Scriptures in the sense of eternal, but in modern
usage is confined to the future, and implies no
intermission as well as no end.

Whether we shall meet again I know not;
Therefore our everlasting farewell take;
Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius. --Shak.

Everlasting flower. Sane as Everlasting, n., 3.

Everlasting pea, an ornamental plant ({Lathyrus
latifolius}) related to the pea; -- so called because it
is perennial.

Synonyms: aeonian, ageless, blame, blamed, blasted, blessed, continual, cursed, curst, damn, damned, darned, deuced, eonian, eternal, everlasting flower, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, immortal, infernal, lasting, permanent, perpetual, unceasing, unending

See Also: Acroclinium roseum, Anaphalis margaritacea, aster family, Asteraceae, cascade everlasting, Compositae, composite, composite plant, cottonweed, cudweed, family Asteraceae, family Compositae, golden everlasting, Helichrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum secundiflorum, Helipterum manglesii, immortelle, Ozothamnus secundiflorus, pearly everlasting, pink paper daisy, pink-and-white everlasting, rhodanthe, Rhodanthe manglesii, strawflower, Swan River everlasting, Xeranthemum annuum, yellow paper daisy

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