Definition of Lasting

1. Adjective. Continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place. "Literature of permanent value"




2. Adjective. Existing for a long time. "A long-lasting friendship"
Exact synonyms: Durable, Long-lasting, Long-lived
Similar to: Long
Derivative terms: Durability, Lastingness

3. Adjective. Retained; not shed. "The persistent gills of fishes"
Exact synonyms: Persistent
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Derivative terms: Lastingness, Persist, Persist
Antonyms: Caducous

4. Adjective. Lasting a long time without change. "A lasting relationship"
Similar to: Stable
Derivative terms: Lastingness

Definition of Lasting

1. a. Existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting good or evil; a lasting color.

2. n. Continuance; endurance.

Definition of Lasting

1. Adjective. Persisting for an extended period of time. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of last) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lasting

1. a durable fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lasting

last straw
last thing one needs
last time
last trump
last word
last words
last year
lastage
lastages
lastborn
lastborns
lasted
laster
lasters
lastery
lasting (current term)
lastingly
lastingness
lastingnesses
lastings
lastly
lastness
lasts
lat
latah
latahs
latakia
latakias
latamoxef
latanier

Literary usage of Lasting

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Fanny thought exactly the same ; and they were also quite agreed in their opinion of the lasting effect, the indelible impression, ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"A CASE OF URAEMIA WITH CHEYNE-STOKES RESPIRATION lasting SIX DAYS, TERMINATING IN RECOVERY. BY NORTON DOWNS. MD, SIDENT PHYSICIAN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL. ..."

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