1. [ adjective ] continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
Synonyms: permanent

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

Related terms: impermanent ageless abiding standing indissoluble stable unchangeable ineradicable permanence
2. [ adjective ] existing for a long time
Synonyms: durable long-lived long-lasting

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

Related terms: long
3. [ adjective ] (biology) retained; not shed
Synonyms: persistent

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

Related terms: caducous biology
4. [ adjective ] lasting a long time without change

"a lasting relationship"

Related terms: stable
5. [ adjective ] lasting for an indefinitely long period of time
Synonyms: eternal aeonian eonian everlasting
Related terms: immortal
Similar spelling:   lastingly