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everlasting

[ev-er-las-ting, -lah-sting]
adjective
1.
lasting forever; eternal: everlasting future life.
2.
lasting or continuing for an indefinitely long time: the everlasting hills.
3.
incessant; constantly recurring: He is plagued by everlasting attacks of influenza.
4.
wearisome; tedious: She tired of his everlasting puns.
noun
5.
eternal duration; eternity: What is the span of one life compared with the everlasting?
6.
the Everlasting, God.
7.
any of various plants that retain their shape or color when dried, as certain composite plants of the genera Helichrysum, Gnaphalium, and Helipterum.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see ever, lasting

everlastingly, adverb
everlastingness, noun
quasi-everlasting, adjective
quasi-everlastingly, adverb


1. See eternal.


1. transitory.
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everlasting (ˌɛvəˈlɑːstɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  never coming to an end; eternal
2.  lasting for an indefinitely long period
3.  lasting so long or occurring so often as to become tedious; incessant: I cannot bear her everlasting complaints
 
n
4.  endless duration; eternity
5.  another name for immortelle See also cat's-foot Also called: everlasting flower
 
ever'lastingly
 
adv
 
ever'lastingness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

everlasting
mid-14c., from ever + lasting. Related: Everlastingly.
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Everlasting definition


eternal, applied to God (Gen. 21:33; Deut. 33:27; Ps. 41:13; 90:2). We also read of the "everlasting hills" (Gen. 49:26); an "everlasting priesthood" (Ex. 40:15; Num. 25:13). (See ETERNAL.)

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