perpetual


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per·pet·u·al

 (pər-pĕch′o͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Lasting forever; never-ending: conceived heaven as a state of perpetual bliss.
2. Continuing or being so for an indefinitely long time: found themselves in perpetual debt; felt like a perpetual outsider. See Synonyms at continual.
3. Flowering throughout the growing season.

[Middle English perpetuel, from Old French, from Latin perpetuālis, from perpetuus, continuous : per-, per- + petere, to go toward; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

per·pet′u·al·ly adv.

perpetual

(pəˈpɛtjʊəl)
adj
1. (usually prenominal) eternal; permanent
2. (usually prenominal) seemingly ceaseless because often repeated: your perpetual complaints.
3. (Horticulture) horticulture blooming throughout the growing season or year
n
4. (of a crop plant) continually producing edible parts: perpetual spinach
5. (Horticulture) a plant that blooms throughout the growing season
[C14: via Old French from Latin perpetuālis universal, from perpes continuous, from per- (thoroughly) + petere to go towards]
perˈpetually adv

per•pet•u•al

(pərˈpɛtʃ u əl)

adj.
1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
2. lasting an indefinitely long time.
3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption: a perpetual stream of visitors.
4. blooming throughout the growing season.
n.
5. a perpetual plant.
6. a variety of continuously blooming hybrid rose.
[1300–50; Middle English perpetuel (< Middle French) < Latin perpetuālis permanent =perpetu(us) uninterrupted (per- per- + petere to seek, reach for + -uus deverbal adj. suffix) + -ālis -al1]
per•pet′u•al•ly, adv.
syn: See eternal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perpetual - continuing forever or indefinitelyperpetual - 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.perpetual - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuingperpetual - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

perpetual

perpetual

adjective
Translations
يُخَلِّد، يُديم
neustálývěčný
evig
örökké tartó
eilífur, sífelldur
mūžīgsnebeidzams

perpetual

[pəˈpetjʊəl]
A. ADJ (= eternal) [youth] → eterno; [smile, snow] → perpetuo; (= continuous) [complaints] → continuo, constante
he has a perpetual grin on his facetiene una sonrisa perpetua or permanente or (hum) perenne en la cara
she is in a state of perpetual anxietyestá en un perpetuo estado de preocupación
it was a perpetual reminder of her dependency on himera un constante recordatorio de su dependencia de él
his perpetual nagging gets on my nervessus quejas constantes or continuas me ponen de los nervios
B. CPD perpetual calendar Ncalendario m perpetuo
perpetual motion Nmovimiento m continuo

perpetual

[pərˈpɛtʃʊəl] adj
(= permanent) [darkness, night, emptiness] → perpétuel(le)
(= constant) [complaints, noise] → perpétuel(le); [state] → perpétuel(le)
a perpetual state of sth → un état perpétuel de qchperpetual motion perpetual-motion nmouvement m perpétuel

perpetual

adjständig, fortwährend, immer während; joystet; ice, snowewig; you’re a perpetual source of amazement to meich muss mich immer wieder über dich wundern; perpetual motion/motion machinePerpetuum mobile nt

perpetual

[pəˈpɛtjʊəl] adj (gen, motion) → perpetuo/a; (ice, snow) → perenne; (continuous, noise, complaining) → incessante, continuo/a

perpetual

(pəˈpetʃuəl) adjective
lasting for ever or for a long time; occurring repeatedly over a long time. He lives in perpetual fear of being discovered; perpetual noise.
perˈpetually adverb
References in classic literature ?
This exclusion, whether temporary or perpetual, would have nearly the same effects, and these effects would be for the most part rather pernicious than salutary.
Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Brazen Crown, Perpetual Arch-Master of the Rosicrucian Masons of Mesopotamia; Attached (in Honorary Capacities) to Societies Musical, Societies Medical, Societies Philosophical, and Societies General Benevolent, throughout Europe; etc.
THE WEASELS and the Mice waged a perpetual war with each other, in which much blood was shed.
His skin was red and rough, as if from perpetual sunburn; he often went away to hot springs to take mud baths.
Loving his country better than he did his disciple, the master had, by the Perpetual Edict, extinguished the hope which the young Prince might have entertained of one day becoming Stadtholder.
Another man might object to perpetual Newfoundland fogs, perpetual Newfoundland cod-fish, and perpetual Newfoundland dogs.
Here I discovered the roguery and ignorance of those who pretend to write anecdotes, or secret history; who send so many kings to their graves with a cup of poison; will repeat the discourse between a prince and chief minister, where no witness was by; unlock the thoughts and cabinets of ambassadors and secretaries of state; and have the perpetual misfortune to be mistaken.
But that is not all, that is not his worst defect; his worst defect is his perpetual moral obliquity, perpetual--from the days of the Flood to the Schleswig-Holstein period.
I was at first unable to solve these questions, but perpetual attention and time explained to me many appearances which were at first enigmatic.
I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.
But he picked up amazingly little for a knowing Venetian: it must be added that where there is a perpetual fast there are very few crumbs on the floor.
It is a strange thing, to note the excess of this passion, and how it braves the nature, and value of things, by this; that the speaking in a perpetual hyperbole, is comely in nothing but in love.