What does perennial mean?

Definitions for perennial
pəˈrɛn i əlperen·ni·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perennial.

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.

    Etymology: 1644, from perennis, from per- + annus.

  2. perennial(Adjective)

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

    a perennial stream

    Etymology: 1644, from perennis, from per- + annus.

  3. perennial(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 1644, from perennis, from per- + annus.

  4. perennial(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 1644, from perennis, from per- + annus.

  5. perennial(Adjective)

    Enduring; lasting; timeless.

    His artwork has a perennial beauty.

    Etymology: 1644, from perennis, from per- + annus.

  6. perennial(Adjective)

    Recurrent; appearing or recurring again and again.

    Change is a perennial theme in politics.

    Etymology: 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Tony Sayegh:

    Among the more damaging is that it reveals another example of how hollow the ‘war on women’ argument is when coming from the Hillary camp, disabling that most favorite of perennial liberal ad hominem attacks is the equivalent of taking Superman's ability to leap tall buildings away, for both Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton, their sexual misconduct went well beyond the realm of a ‘boys will be boys’ defense.And it was Hillary and Huma to the rescue all in the name personal advancement.That is not a story Hillary wants out there, especially through a more popular medium that has the ability to reach a broader audience.

  4. Gopinath Parakuni:

    While compensation for victims became a priority after the disaster, the perennial problems of safety, health and prevention still need to be addressed, every factory is still a tinder box, and effective ways to ensure day-to-day safety are still not in place.

  5. Martin King:

    Investors should now be thinking about the long-term implications of the nationalisation of the Japanese ETF market. Many (investors) question whether or not a further decrease in already negative interest rates is necessary to solve the perennial cash-hoarding of Japanese companies.

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  • الدائمةArabic
  • 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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