1

everlasting

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

Definition of everlasting

  1. 1 :  lasting or enduring through all time :  eternal

  2. 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 driedb :  tediously persistent the everlasting sympathy-seeker who demands attention — H. A. Overstreet

  3. 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

13th Century

First Known Use of everlasting

13th century


2

everlasting

noun ev·er·last·ing

Definition of everlasting

  1. 1 :  eternity from everlasting

  2. 2 capitalized :  god 1 —used with the

  3. 3a :  any of several chiefly composite plants (such as cudweed) with flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color — compare pearly everlastingb :  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

14th Century

First Known Use of everlasting

14th century


EVERLASTING Defined for English Language Learners

everlasting

play
adjective

Definition of everlasting for English Language Learners

  • : lasting forever


EVERLASTING Defined for Kids

everlasting

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

Definition of everlasting for Students

  1. 1 :  lasting forever :  eternal everlasting fame

  2. 2 :  going on for a long time Stop that everlasting noise!



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up everlasting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!