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ˈlæs tɪŋ, ˈlɑ stɪŋlast·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permanent, lastingadjective

    continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

    "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"

  2. durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-livedadjective

    existing for a long time

    "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship"

  3. persistent, lastingadjective

    retained; not shed

    "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes"

  4. lastingadjective

    lasting a long time without change

    "a lasting relationship"


  1. lastingadjective

    Persisting for an extended period of time.

    After World War One it was hoped that a lasting peace had been achieved. It hadn't.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lastingparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from last.

    Every violence offered weakens and impairs, and renders the body less durable and lasting. John Ray, on Creation.

    White parents may have black children, as negroes sometimes have lasting white ones. Robert Boyle, on Colours.

    The grateful work is done,
    The seeds of discord sow’d, the war begun:
    Frauds, fears and fury, have possess’d the state,
    And fix’d the causes of a lasting hate. John Dryden, Æn.

    A sinew cracked seldom recovers its former strength, and the memory of it leaves a lasting caution in the man, not to put the part quickly again to any robust employment. John Locke.


  1. Lasting

    Lasting (original title: Nieulotne) is a 2013 Polish drama film directed and written by Jacek Borcuch.


  1. lasting

    Lasting generally refers to something that continues to exist, function, or have an effect for a long time, showing endurance or permanence. It implies something that is durable, long-term, enduring, persistent, or constant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lasting

    of Last

  2. Lastingadjective

    existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting good or evil; a lasting color

  3. Lastingnoun

    continuance; endurance

  4. Lastingnoun

    a species of very durable woolen stuff, used for women's shoes; everlasting

  5. Lastingnoun

    the act or process of shaping on a last

  6. Lastingadverb

    in a lasting manner

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Anagrams for lasting »

  1. salting

  2. slating

  3. staling

  4. anglist

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lasting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lasting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lasting in a Sentence

  1. Mark Wilson:

    Getting infected would give extremely long-lasting immunity, since there's no vaccine, this would be the best way to be protected.

  2. William Wycherley:

    Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

  3. Anita Waters:

    I don't think (rumors) have a lasting effect as ... explanations of what happened, but they may have a lasting effect in the mistrust that they foster in people.

  4. Rufus Gifford:

    There's no one in politics who's built better and long-lasting national relationships than the vice president, there's real loyalty amongst the Democratic Party finance base, institutional donors and Barack Obama world. There's a lot of loyalty. There's a lot of support.

  5. Luyendyk Jr.:

    This is my journey, and this is about finding a lasting love and that road is not always the easiest, it's all about the ending and finding that person for yourself and that's the important part. I'm very happy.

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