everlasting

adjective
ev·​er·​last·​ing | \ ˌe-vər-ˈla-stiŋ How to pronounce everlasting (audio) \

Definition of everlasting

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : lasting or enduring through all time : eternal
2a(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

everlasting

noun

Definition of everlasting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : eternity from everlasting
2 capitalized : god sense 1 used with the
3a : 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

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Other Words from everlasting

Adjective

everlastingly \ ˌe-​vər-​ˈla-​stiŋ-​lē How to pronounce everlastingly (audio) \ adverb
everlastingness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for everlasting

Synonyms: Adjective

ceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, eternal, immortal, permanent, perpetual, undying, unending

Synonyms: Noun

eternity, foreverness, infinity, perpetuity

Antonyms: Adjective

impermanent, mortal, temporary, transient

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Examples of everlasting in a Sentence

Adjective

To his everlasting credit, he never once gave in to temptation. valentines typically express the giver's everlasting love and devotion

Noun

that special bond that has existed between mother and child from everlasting people who believe that the magnificence of the natural world is proof of the existence of the Everlasting
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The revered duchess and her prince ruled Parma for the next 30 years, cementing the city’s everlasting fame for its adaptive mastery of French pastry. Jim Kempton, Orange County Register, "Follow the French: A look at the French influence on cuisine around the world," 2 Aug. 2019 By all accounts, Robson was not just a remarkably talented motivator and coach, but also a thoroughly caring and genuine family man who carved out a remarkable career in the game - leaving an everlasting legacy. SI.com, "Sir Bobby Robson: 6 of His Best Moments During a Truly Magnificent Managerial Career," 31 July 2019 What girl doesn’t want the everlasting adoration of her dear ol’ dad? Shalwah Evans, Essence, "This Beauty Influencer's Dad Just Made Us Gush With How He Shows His Support," 25 July 2019 Some fans even shared images of their Linkin Park tattoos, an everlasting tribute to the band and Bennington's influence and legacy. Erin Davis And Nadeem Muaddi, CNN, "Fans honor Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on the second anniversary of his death," 20 July 2019 Up until now, the MCU has largely taken place in the 20th and 21st centuries, but Feige has previously said since The Eternals focuses on a group of ancient, everlasting beings, the film will span eons in their lives. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Marvel introduces The Eternals at Comic-Con with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and more," 20 July 2019 For those of us who loved him deeply, our hearts will be full of joy in his everlasting memory. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/4," 4 July 2019 From fun family outings to afternoons spent rolling around in the sand with your pals, the memories are truly everlasting. Teen Vogue, "5 Teen Vogue Editors Share Their Beach Bag Must-Haves," 20 June 2019 Turn ons: Travel, obscure romantic get-away, making out in planes, trains and anywhere Moon in Capricorn The security of everlasting and unconditional love is what your soul really craves. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Your Moon Sign Is More Important Than You Think," 18 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Venus et Fleur Lé Mini rose in round box, $39, venusetfleur.com Impress the host with an (almost) everlasting rose. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Homey Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Make You the Star of Secret Santa," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of everlasting

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of everlasting was in the 13th century

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everlasting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of everlasting

: lasting forever

everlasting

adjective
ev·​er·​last·​ing | \ ˌe-vər-ˈla-stiŋ How to pronounce everlasting (audio) \

Kids Definition of everlasting

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

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