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

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everlasting

adjective
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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
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everlasting

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

[ˌɛvəˈlɑːstɪŋ] adjeterno/a (pej) → continuo/a
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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).
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Florists will meticulously glue moss, dried sunflowers and the iconic everlasting flowers that last longer than other flower varieties.
For any conifers growing in your garden, dress them up with seed heads of ornamental onion and sprays of everlasting flowers, such as baby's breath, eriogo-num, fernbush, rabbitbrush, and statice.
class="MsoNormalThere are red hot pokers and orange gladiolus everlasting flowers in pink carpets of yellow sunbursts, and helichrysums, geraniums and giant groundsels.
Driving to their known home range on the Sanetti Plateau, I struggle to find flashes of auburn fur amidst giant lobelia plants and clumps of white everlasting flowers; it's true, the world's rarest canid could be edging closer to extinction in the wild.
A priest outside the Abuna Yamata Guh in the Gheralta Mountain Range and the stunning frescoes inside A gelada monkey in the Simien Mountain National Park The Harenna Forest in Ethiopia and, inset below, an Ethiopian wolf amid everlasting flowers on the Sanetti Plateau
Driving to their known home range on the Sanetti Plateau, I struggle to find flashes of auburn fur amid the giant lobelia plants and clumps of white everlasting flowers; it's true, the world's rarest canid could be edging closer to extinction in the wild.
Choose everlasting flowers. A little posy by your bedside is a nice touch but, unless you have a well-stocked garden, it can be pricey.
CHOOSE everlasting flowers. A little posy by your bedside is a nice touch but unless you have a wellstocked garden, can be pricey.