lasting

adjective
last·​ing | \ ˈla-stiŋ How to pronounce lasting (audio) \

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 How to pronounce lastingly (audio) \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective While the third Democratic debate never delivered major fireworks between the front runners, the pattern so far has shown that steady, incremental gains can be more lasting. Tovin Lapan, Fortune, "Elizabeth Warren Captains Steady Ascent Into Third Democratic Debate," 13 Sep. 2019 As the slaughter in Kabul indicates, the militants have also refused to countenance a ceasefire or discuss a more lasting settlement. The Economist, "Trumped by the Taliban," 5 Sep. 2019 But the more lasting violence that Kotevska and Stefanov capture is ethical and environmental. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Honeyland’ a heartbreaking film about a vanishing way of life," 30 Aug. 2019 Perhaps the most lasting memory will be a chugging contest between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his top lineman, David Bakhtiari, that ended with Rodgers finding himself squarely in the meme-verse. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Milwaukee Bucks' Fiserv Forum had a blockbuster first year. Here are the 14 top events from Year 1.," 21 Aug. 2019 Pavel Florin gets backing from Shane Warne A race to be fit Scans later showed no fracture to Smith's arm but the 92mph bouncer that cannoned into the Australian's neck turned out to have had a more lasting effect. Ben Morse, CNN, "Steve Smith's concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket," 19 Aug. 2019 But the more lasting violence that Kotevska and Stefanov capture is ethical and environmental. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "In the documentary ‘Honeyland,’ tradition hangs in the balance," 9 Aug. 2019 Actually, she's found a role more lasting than any series regular. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "'Big Bang' star Mayim Bialik has 'most secure job in the universe' now: stay-at-home mom," 29 July 2019 But for most of the athletes, the most lasting impact came from getting to know one another. Meghan Mcdonough, Quartz, "Female soccer players are breaking world records to show they’re just as good as the guys," 7 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The shape of any lasting, formal cease-fire would most likely be one of the first items on the agenda in talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban, officials say. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like.," 1 Feb. 2018 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

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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
How to pronounce lasting (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lasting

: existing or continuing for a long time

lasting

adjective
last·​ing | \ ˈlas-tiŋ How to pronounce lasting (audio) \

Kids Definition of lasting

: continuing for a long while a lasting impression

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