lasting

adjective
last·​ing | \ ˈla-stiŋ \

Definition of lasting

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: existing or continuing a long while : enduring

lasting

noun

Definition of lasting (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from lasting

Adjective

lastingly \ ˈla-​stiŋ-​lē \ adverb
lastingness noun

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Adjective

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

Examples of lasting in a Sentence

Adjective

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

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And while many attendees will remember the site of Jason Momoa walking up Main Street or Awkwafina strolling into a party previously attended by Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, or Octavia Spencer, the lasting impact will be the films and their lifespan. David Graver, Vogue, "Weekend One at Sundance: All the Celebrities Who Celebrated the Festival’s Daring Roster," 29 Jan. 2019 Neither of the new creations, both conceived in tribute to Robbins, appears destined to hold a lasting place in NYCB’s distinguished store of one-act ballets. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "A Celebration of Jerome Robbins," 8 May 2018 Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President and his former campaign manager, seems to have carved out a lasting place. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "6 signs you're going to lose your White House job," 16 Mar. 2018 This a good way to honor his memory and to make a lasting impression with his family. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "At Kentucky Speedway, NCWTS Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 drivers hope home cooking pays off," 12 July 2018 Along the way, #AlcoholFreeFor40 participants have allowed me into their worlds, sharing their stories, triumphs, struggles and lasting changes. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Alcohol Free for 40 results: Lives impacted by challenge," 1 May 2018 One encounter following last year’s Rice game made a lasting impression, though. Carter Karels, San Antonio Express-News, "Jesus, football, hair and children: Tauaefa’s personality influencing locals," 13 Apr. 2018 Riley is trying to leave a lasting impression with her final season. Terry Monahan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Poway senior standout ready for a stiff challenge," 11 Apr. 2018 There are ways to make lasting changes to help protect children. Laura Dorwart, SELF, "How 10 Parents Talk to Their Kids About Gun Violence," 22 Mar. 2018

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O’Connor advises painting highlights in ribbons two to three inches from the scalp in an irregular vertical pattern — an inch apart — and framing the face to give long lasting and natural-looking results. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Did Meghan Markle Just Get Red Highlights? How to Steal Her New 'Sun-Kissed' Look," 9 Mar. 2018 Warren, who’s refreshingly candid, is not afraid to hope aloud that people will connect with the track in a lasting — and award-worthy — way. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Songwriter Diane Warren Has Received Nine Oscar Nominations. Now She's Ready for Her Prize," 23 Feb. 2018 This outcome would do lasting and possibly fatal damage to the agreement, however. Jonah Shepp, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Is Letting Congress Determine the Iran Deal’s Fate. Here’s What It Can Do.," 13 Oct. 2017 And while the late summer hurricane tally has gone past Harvey, to Irma and now to Maria, the Tobar's struggle shows that each storm leaves a lasting wound. Maggie Fox, NBC News, "For This Family, Hurricane Harvey Was Only the Latest Blow," 21 Sep. 2017 Along with warming air temperature, heat bursts most often bring about short-lasting, strong winds. Laura Sussman, sacbee, "Rare heat burst spikes temperatures as thunderstorms fade in Vacaville," 4 Aug. 2017 Whether coal’s comeback proves lasting has significant implications for long-term emission reduction targets, and for environmentalists’ hopes that China and India could emerge as leaders in battling climate change. Katy Daigle, The Seattle Times, "Coal on the rise in China, U.S., India after major 2016 drop," 26 June 2017 Whether coal's comeback proves lasting has significant implications for long-term emission reduction targets, and for environmentalists' hopes that China and India could emerge as leaders in battling climate change. Matthew Brown And Katy Daigle, chicagotribune.com, "Coal on the rise in China, U.S., India after major 2016 drop," 26 June 2017 Whether coal's comeback proves lasting has significant implications for long-term emission reduction targets, and for environmentalists' hopes that China and India could emerge as leaders in battling climate change. Matthew Brown And Katy Daigle, The Christian Science Monitor, "Coal mining rises again in China, US, and India after a 2016 drop," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of lasting

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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lasting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lasting

: existing or continuing for a long time

lasting

adjective
last·​ing | \ ˈlas-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of lasting

: continuing for a long while a lasting impression

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