Everlasting

Definition of Everlasting

Ever`last´ing
a.1.Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immortal; eternal.
2.Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence.
I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . . the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.
- Gen xvii. 8.
And heard thy everlasting yawn confess
The pains and penalties of idleness.
- Pope.
Whether we shall meet again I know not;
Therefore our everlasting farewell take;
Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius.
- Shak.
Everlasting flower
Sane as Everlasting, n., 3.
Everlasting pea
an ornamental plant (Lathyrus latifolius) related to the pea; - so called because it is perennial.
n.1.Eternal duration, past or future; eternity.
From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
- Ps. xc. 2.
2.With the definite article) The Eternal Being; God.
3.(Bot.) A plant whose flowers may be dried without losing their form or color, as, the pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea), the immortelle (Xeranthemum anuum) of the French, the cudweeds, etc.
4.A cloth fabric for shoes, etc. See Lasting.

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