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everlasting

adjective ev·er·last·ing \ ˌe-vər-ˈla-stiŋ \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of everlasting

1 : lasting or enduring through all time : eternal
2 a (1) : continuing for a long time or indefinitely
(2) : having or being flowers or foliage that retain form or color for a long time when dried
b : tediously persistent
  • the everlasting sympathy-seeker who demands attention
  • —H. A. Overstreet
3 : wearing indefinitely
  • everlasting twill pants

everlastingly

play \ˌe-vər-ˈla-stiŋ-lē\ adverb

everlastingness

noun

Examples of everlasting in a Sentence

  1. To his everlasting credit, he never once gave in to temptation.

  2. valentines typically express the giver's everlasting love and devotion

Recent Examples of everlasting from the Web

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First Known Use of everlasting

13th century


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everlasting

noun

Definition of everlasting

1 : eternity
  • from everlasting
2 capitalized : god 1 used with the
3 a : any of several chiefly composite plants (such as cudweed) with flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color — compare pearly everlasting
b : the flower of an everlasting

Examples of everlasting in a Sentence

  1. that special bond that has existed between mother and child from everlasting

  2. people who believe that the magnificence of the natural world is proof of the existence of the Everlasting

First Known Use of everlasting

14th century


EVERLASTING Defined for English Language Learners

everlasting

adjective

Definition of everlasting for English Language Learners

  • : lasting forever


EVERLASTING Defined for Kids

everlasting

adjective ev·er·last·ing \ ˌe-vər-ˈla-stiŋ \

Definition of everlasting for Students

1 : lasting forever : eternal
  • everlasting fame
2 : going on for a long time
  • Stop that everlasting noise!


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