Definitions for: Lasting


[adj] existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship"
[adj] lasting for an indefinitely long period of time
[adj] continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
[adj] (biology) retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes"
[adj] lasting a long time without change; "a lasting relationship"



Webster (1913) Definition: Last"ing, a.
Existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting
good or evil; a lasting color.

Syn: Durable; permanent; undecaying; perpetual; unending.

Usage: Lasting, Permanent, Durable. Lasting commonly
means merely continuing in existence; permanent
carries the idea of continuing in the same state,
position, or course; durable means lasting in spite of
agencies which tend to destroy.


Last"ing, n.
1. Continuance; endurance. --Locke.

2. A species of very durable woolen stuff, used for women's
shoes; everlasting.

3. The act or process of shaping on a last.


Last"ing, adv.
In a lasting manner.

Synonyms: abiding, aeonian, ageless, durable, enduring, eonian, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, indissoluble, long, long-lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, persistent, standing(a), unceasing, unending

Antonyms: caducous, impermanent, shed, temporary

See Also: ineradicable, stable, unchangeable

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