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ev·er·last·ing

 (ĕv′ər-lăs′tĭng)
adj.
1. Lasting forever; eternal.
2.
a. Continuing indefinitely or for a long period of time.
b. Persisting too long; tedious: everlasting complaints.
n.
1. Everlasting God. Used with the.
2. Eternal duration; eternity.
3. Any of various plants chiefly in the composite family, such as the strawflower, that retain their form and color long after they are dry. Also called immortelle.

ev′er·last′ing·ly adv.
ev′er·last′ing·ness n.

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. (Plants) Also called: everlasting flower another name for immortelle See also cat's-foot
ˌeverˈlastingly adv
ˌeverˈlastingness n

ev•er•last•ing

(ˌɛv ərˈlæs tɪŋ, -ˈlɑ stɪŋ)

adj.
1. lasting forever; eternal.
2. lasting or continuing for an indefinitely long time: the everlasting hills.
3. incessant; constantly recurring: the everlasting changes of season.
4. wearisome; tedious: his everlasting puns.
n.
5. the, eternal duration; eternity.
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.
[1300–50]
ev`er•last′ing•ly, adv.
ev`er•last′ing•ness, n.
syn: See eternal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.everlasting - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or coloreverlasting - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
composite plant, composite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
Acroclinium roseum, pink paper daisy, pink-and-white everlasting - flower of southwestern Australia having bright pink daisylike papery flowers; grown for drying
Anaphalis margaritacea, cottonweed, pearly everlasting - an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts
cudweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
golden everlasting, Helichrysum bracteatum, yellow paper daisy, strawflower - Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep gold; the frequent choice of those who love dried flowers
strawflower - any of various plants of the genus Helipterum
cascade everlasting, Helichrysum secundiflorum, Ozothamnus secundiflorus - shrub with white woolly branches and woolly leaves having fragrant flowers forming long sprays; flowers suitable for drying; sometimes placed in genus Helichrysum
Helipterum manglesii, rhodanthe, Rhodanthe manglesii, Swan River everlasting - Australian annual everlasting having light pink nodding flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Helipterum
immortelle, Xeranthemum annuum - mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowers; southern Europe to Iran; naturalized elsewhere
Adj.1.everlasting - continuing forever or indefinitelyeverlasting - continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
2.everlasting - without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"

everlasting

everlasting

adjective
Translations
أبدي، مُسْتَمِر
evigevindelig
ikuinen
ævarandi, eilífur

everlasting

[ˌevəˈlɑːstɪŋ] ADJ (= eternal) [gratitude, shame, regret] → eterno; [fame] → imperecedero
everlasting lifela vida eterna
to her everlasting regret, she refused the offerpara su eterno arrepentimiento, rechazó la oferta

everlasting

[ˌɛvərˈlɑːstɪŋ] adjéternel(le)ever more evermore [ˌɛvərˈmɔːr] advà jamais

everlasting

adj
God, life, tormentewig; gratitudeimmerwährend; gloryunvergänglich; to his everlasting shamezu seiner ewigen Schande
(inf: = constant) → ewig (inf)
n from everlasting to everlasting thou art GodDu bist Gott von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit

everlasting

[ˌɛvəˈlɑːstɪŋ] adjeterno/a (pej) → continuo/a

ever

(ˈevə) adverb
1. at any time. Nobody ever visits us; She hardly ever writes; Have you ever ridden on an elephant?; If I ever / If ever I see him again I shall get my revenge; better than ever; the brightest star they had ever seen.
2. always; continually. They lived happily ever after; I've known her ever since she was a baby.
3. used for emphasis. The new doctor is ever so gentle; What ever shall I do?
ever-
always; continually. the ever-increasing traffic.
ˈevergreen adjective
(of trees etc) having green leaves all the year round. Holly is evergreen.
noun
an evergreen tree. Firs and pines are evergreens.
everˈlasting adjective
endless; continual; unchanging. I'm tired of your everlasting grumbles; everlasting life/flowers.
ˌeverˈlastingly adverb
ˌeverˈmore adverb
for all time. He said that he would love her (for) evermore.
for ever / forˈever adverb
1. continually. He was forever looking at this watch.
2. for all time. I'll love you for ever (and ever).
References in classic literature ?
And glory and honour and wisdom and thanks and praise and strength be to our God, from everlasting to everlasting!
All these traces of his life seemed to clutch him, and to say to him: "No, you're not going to get away from us, and you're not going to be different, but you're going to be the same as you've always been; with doubts, everlasting dissatisfaction with yourself, vain efforts to amend, and falls, and everlasting expectation, of a happiness which you won't get, and which isn't possible for you.
There in its nasty, stinking, underground home our insulted, crushed and ridiculed mouse promptly becomes absorbed in cold, malignant and, above all, everlasting spite.
He saw the game played out according to the everlasting rules, and he played a hand himself.
He took off his hat, and unbuttoned his waistcoat, and lit his everlasting pipe, and growled and grumbled between his teeth in the intervals of smoking.
We remain in everlasting bondage to the productions of our brain and to the work of our hands.
We must recognize it as we recognize heat and cold, the opaqueness of the non-transparent, and the everlasting down-pull of gravity.
545-547) So said Zeus whose wisdom is everlasting, rebuking him.
He afterward looked on this experience as a spiritual new birth, and describes it under assumed names at the end of the great chapter in 'Sartor Resartus' on 'The Everlasting No.
There was no sound abroad except the hooting of an old owl in the top of a water-oak, and the everlasting voice of the sea, that was not uplifted at that soft hour.
Let them talk of their oriental summer climes of everlasting conservatories; give me the privilege of making my own summer with my own coals.
And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and glades of the middle seas, the whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels, and diving under the ultimate glassy barriers and walls there, come up among icy fields and floes; and in a charmed circle of everlasting December, bid defiance to all pursuit from man.