What does perennial mean?

Definitions for perennial
pəˈrɛn i əlperen·ni·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perennial(adj)

    (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more

  2. perennial(adj)

    lasting three seasons or more

    "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"

  3. perennial(adj)

    lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal

    "perennial happiness"

  4. perennial, recurrent, repeated(adj)

    recurring again and again

    "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"


  1. perennial(Noun)

    A perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons. Compare annual, biennial.

  2. perennial(Adjective)

    Lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.

    a perennial stream

  3. perennial(Adjective)

    Having a life cycle of more than two years. Compare annual, biennial.

  4. perennial(Adjective)

    Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; permanent; unceasing; never failing.

  5. perennial(Adjective)

    Enduring; lasting; timeless.

    His artwork has a perennial beauty.

  6. perennial(Adjective)

    Recurrent; appearing or recurring again and again.

    Change is a perennial theme in politics.

  7. Origin: 1644, from perennis, from per- + annus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perennial(adj)

    ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains

  2. Perennial(adj)

    continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing

  3. Perennial(adj)

    continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant

  4. Perennial(noun)

    a perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perennial

    pe-ren′i-al, adj. lasting through the year: perpetual: never failing: growing constantly: (bot.) lasting more than two years: of insects, living more than one year.—n. a plant which lives more than two years.—v.i. Perenn′ate, to live perennially.—n. Perennā′tion.—adv. Perenn′ially. [L. perennisper, through, annus, a year.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perennial in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perennial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of perennial in a Sentence

  1. Jerome Siegel:

    People like to complain that modern life is ruining sleep, but they’re just saying: Kids today! it’s a perennial complaint but you need data to know if it’s true.

  2. Salim Furth:

    This is not just a President Trump phenomenon, job numbers come out and this is a perennial, it’s my job as an economist to say, well, let’s not read too much into it.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is inevitably part of a presidential campaign, America is winning right now, america is great right now. We can do even better.

  4. Tommy Ferraro:

    Danny Tarkanian is a perennial candidate who has spent millions of dollars on five campaigns over the last decade, nevada voters have rejected him every time. … He’s wasted conservatives’ time and cost the Republican Party seats up and down the ballot.

  5. Marty Wilson:

    We had to deal with that a lot in the Senate race, and there were employees that were disgruntled that would say bad things, it's a perennial challenge for business candidates to run for any office ... The fact is, business people have to make tough decisions.

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  • perennifoli, perenneCatalan, Valencian
  • trvalkaCzech
  • flerårig, tilbagevendende, helårlig, evigDanish
  • mehrjährig, dauerhaftGerman
  • πολυετής, αιωνόβιοςGreek
  • چند سالهPersian
  • monivuotinen, monivuotinen kasviFinnish
  • vivace, pérenneFrench
  • ilbhliantúilIrish
  • yl-vleeantagh, yl-vleinoilManx
  • évelő, állandóHungarian
  • perenneInterlingua
  • fjölærIcelandic
  • 永続, 多年生Japanese
  • gansjarig, plant, voortdurend, eeuwig, meerjarigDutch
  • flerårigNorwegian
  • powracający, powtarzający się, wieloletni, bylina, odwieczny, częstyPolish
  • perenePortuguese
  • постоянный, повторяющийся, возвращающийся, многолетний, вечный, многолетнее, растение, круглогодичныйRussian
  • trajnica, večletna rastlinaSlovene
  • flerårig, perennSwedish

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