Last·ing, a. Existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting good or evil; a lasting color.
Syn: -- Durable; permanent; undecaying; perpetual; unending.
Usage: -- 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, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Lasting.]
1. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
[I] proffered me to be slave in all that she me would ordain while my life lasted. --Testament of Love.
2. To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.
1. Continuance; endurance.
2. A species of very durable woolen stuff, used for women's shoes; everlasting.
3. The act or process of shaping on a last.
adj 1: continuing or enduring without marked change in status or
condition or place; "permanent secretary to the
president"; "permanent address"; "literature of
permanent value" [syn: permanent] [ant: impermanent]
2: existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a
long-lasting friendship" [syn: durable, long-lasting,
3: retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past
maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes" [syn: persistent]
4: lasting a long time without change; "a lasting relationship"
5: lasting for an indefinitely long period of time [syn: everlasting,
eternal, eonian, aeonian]