adjective last·ing \ˈlas-tiŋ\

: existing or continuing for a long time

Full Definition of LASTING

:  existing or continuing a long while :  enduring
last·ing·ly \ˈlas-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
last·ing·ness noun

Examples of LASTING

  1. a book with lasting significance
  2. The trip had a lasting effect on her.

First Known Use of LASTING

12th century

Synonym Discussion of LASTING

lasting, permanent, durable, stable mean enduring for so long as to seem fixed or established. lasting implies a capacity to continue indefinitely <a book that left a lasting impression on me>. permanent adds usually the implication of being designed or planned to stand or continue indefinitely <permanent living arrangements>. durable implies power to resist destructive agencies <durable fabrics>. stable implies lastingness because of resistance to being overturned or displaced <a stable government>.

Rhymes with LASTING



Definition of LASTING

archaic :  long life
:  a sturdy cotton or worsted cloth used especially in shoes and luggage

First Known Use of LASTING

15th century
LASTINGNESS Defined for Kids


adjective last·ing \ˈlas-tiŋ\

Definition of LASTING for Kids

:  continuing for a long while <a lasting impression>


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