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

Your Thoughts Is the market’s latest record run likely to be temporary or the start of something more lasting? Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Stocks Are Sitting Pretty Heading Into Summer," 21 June 2019 The same can’t be said of the Thais, whose goal against Sweden produced one of the more lasting images of this World Cup. Matt Bonesteel, The Denver Post, "Outscored 18-1, Thailand is still alive for a berth in the World Cup knockout round," 20 June 2019 Among the concerns: — SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH, EVEN BEFORE THE LATEST TRADE SKIRMISHES The bright spots for the U.S. economy are still clear: The job market is solid, as long as Friday’s disappointing report doesn’t herald something more lasting. Washington Post, "As investors watch trade wars, other problems percolate," 10 June 2019 Wednesday's trial was meant to determine whether a more lasting order should be issued on how government documents are published. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hours before a trial was set to start, Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstates most GOP lame-duck laws," 5 Apr. 2019 This is what terrified me the most and has had the most lasting impact on my life. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Christine Blasey Ford's Opening Statement at Brett Kavanaugh's Hearing," 27 Sep. 2018 This was what terrified me the most and has had the most lasting impact on my life. Vogue, "Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Is More Than Just a “Credible Witness”—She’s a Hero," 27 Sep. 2018 Iguodala added 22 for his biggest game this postseason as the Warriors did everything until the very last moment to leave a lasting legacy at Oracle. Janie Mccauley, sun-sentinel.com, "Kawhi Leonard, Raptors stun Warriors for Canada’s first NBA title," 14 June 2019 Iguodala added 22 for his biggest game this postseason as the Warriors did everything until the very last moment to leave a lasting legacy at Oracle. Janie Mccauley, Anchorage Daily News, "Toronto survives thriller of a Game 6 to win NBA title, denying Golden State Warriors a three-peat," 14 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 How to pronounce lasting (audio) \

Kids Definition of lasting

: continuing for a long while a lasting impression

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