What does perpetual mean?

Definitions for perpetual
pərˈpɛtʃ u əlper·pet·u·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ageless, aeonian, eonian, eternal, everlasting, perpetual, unending, unceasing(adj)

    continuing forever or indefinitely

    "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

  2. ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. perpetual(Adjective)

    Lasting forever, or for an indefinitely long time

  2. perpetual(Adjective)

    Set up to be in effect or have tenure for an unlimited duration

  3. perpetual(Adjective)

    Continuing uninterrupted

  4. perpetual(Adjective)

    Flowering throughout the growing season

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perpetual(adj)

    neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perpetual

    per-pet′ū-al, adj. never ceasing: everlasting: not temporary.—adv. Perpet′ually.—Perpetual curate, a curate of a parish where there was neither rector nor vicar, the tithes being in the hands of a layman—abolished in 1868, every incumbent not a rector now being a vicar; Perpetual motion, motion of a machine arising from forces within itself, constantly kept up without any force from without; Perpetual screw, an endless screw. [Fr. perpétuel—L. perpetuus, continuous.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of perpetual in a Sentence

  1. Ben Witherington III:

    The New Testament says nothing about Mary being a perpetual virgin, it says she virginally conceived Jesus, and it certainly implies that she went on to have more children after that, and his brothers and sisters are in fact his brothers and sisters.

  2. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  3. Colin Powell:

    Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    An epitome of the whole of life on Earth lies right in front of us, in the perpetual processes of re-oxidation and de-oxidation of the Hydrogens in a drop of water.

  5. Sydney Harris:

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem, but the perpetual human predicament is that the answer soon poses its own problems.

Images & Illustrations of perpetual

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