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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 ?
Mother says I may when I'm eighteen perhaps, but two years is an everlasting time to wait.
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.
After all, it is likely the imps would have managed to master my scalp, so a day or two will make no great difference in the everlasting reckoning of time.
It may be, that, when we forgot our God -- when we violated our reverence each for the other's soul -- it was thenceforth vain to hope that we could meet hereafter, in an everlasting and pure reunion.
With other men, perhaps, such things would not have been inducements; but as for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.
Jurgis, who knew nothing about the agelong and everlasting hypocrisy of woman, would take the bait and grin with delight; and then he would hold his finger in front of little Antanas' eyes, and move it this way and that, and laugh with glee to see the baby follow it.
Don't you see the golden city and the everlasting day?
Through this wound a man's real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death.
At one extremity of this patch of desolation, overhung by bare and forbidding crags which husbanded drifts of everlasting snow in their shaded cavities, was a small stretch of thin and discouraged grass, and a man and a family of pigs were actually living here in some shanties.
Well, I tried the best I could to kinder soften it up somehow for myself by saying I was brung up wicked, and so I warn't so much to blame; but something inside of me kept saying, "There was the Sunday-school, you could a gone to it; and if you'd a done it they'd a learnt you there that people that acts as I'd been acting about that nigger goes to everlasting fire.
She was so mad she couldn't get the words out fast enough, and she gushed them out in one everlasting freshet.
She continually forgot and started up the front stairs because it was the shortest route to her bedroom; she left the dipper on the kitchen shelf instead of hanging it up over the pail; she sat in the chair the cat liked best; she was willing to go on errands, but often forgot what she was sent for; she left the screen doors ajar, so that flies came in; her tongue was ever in motion; she sang or whistled when she was picking up chips; she was always messing with flowers, putting them in vases, pinning them on her dress, and sticking them in her hat; finally she was an everlasting reminder of her foolish, worthless father, whose handsome face and engaging manner had so deceived Aurelia, and perhaps, if the facts were known, others besides Aurelia.