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Webster 1913 Edition


Lasting

Last′ing

,
Adj.
Existing or continuing a long while; enduring;
as, a
lasting
good or evil; a
lasting
color.
Syn. – Durable; permanent; undecaying; perpetual; unending.
Lasting
,
Permanent
,
Durable
. Lasting commonly means merely continuing in existence; permanent carries the idea of continuing in the same state, position, or course; durable means lasting in spite of agencies which tend to destroy.

Last′ing

,
Noun.
1.
Continuance; endurance.
Locke.
2.
A species of very durable woolen stuff, used for women’s shoes; everlasting.
3.
The act or process of shaping on a last.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lasting

L'ASTING

, ppr.
1.
Continuing in time; enduring; remaining.
2.
a. Durable; of long continuance; that may continue or endure; as a lasting good or evil; a lasting color.

Definition 2023


lasting

lasting

English

Adjective

lasting (comparative more lasting, superlative most lasting)

  1. Persisting for an extended period of time.
    After World War One it was hoped that a lasting peace had been achieved. It hadn't.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”, in (Please provide the title of the work):
      Though they obviously realized that these episodes were part of something wonderful and important and lasting, the writers and producers couldn’t have imagined that 20 years later “Treehouse Of Horror” wouldn’t just survive; it’d thrive as one of the most talked-about and watched episodes of every season of The Simpsons.

Translations

Verb

lasting

  1. present participle of last

Noun

lasting (plural lastings)

  1. continuance; endurance
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
  2. A durable woollen material formerly used for women's shoes; everlasting.
  3. The act or process of shaping on a last.

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