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

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 For most, if not all, the hurt will be everlasting. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, "‘I’ll never get over this’: Inside the Bruins locker room after Game 7," 13 June 2019 Does what happens to Jean Grey in the Dark Phoenix comics tell us, well, anything about what Sophie Turner's screen version just went through (the whole, explosion-in-the-sky-in-the-shape-of-an-everlasting-phoenix-made-of-fire business)? Sydney Bucksbaum, refinery29.com, "Dark Phoenix," 8 June 2019 So was the prospect of everlasting global political influence. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "75 years after D-Day, these countries are facing a nationalist resurgence," 6 June 2019 While space remains an everlasting issue when traveling 30,000 feet in the air, sound is something science is trying to tackle. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Using Physics To Build a Quieter Airplane Toilet," 5 Apr. 2019 Semipermanent makeup, which includes, among other treatments, lip tinting, everlasting eyeliner, and the wildly popular microblading (individually tattooed eyebrow hairs), is having more than a moment. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "What Is Cosmetic Tattooing? Read This Before You Get One," 29 Mar. 2019 In-between his work in CMLL and AAA was a brief sojourn–with seemingly everlasting effects–to Vince McMahon’s WWE. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Konnan on Working With Aro Lucha, Max Moon and His Frustration with Eric Bischoff and WCW," 16 Feb. 2018

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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More Definitions for everlasting

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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