per·pet·u·al /pɝˈpɛʧəwəl, ʧəl; ˈpɛʧwəl/
Per·pet·u·al a. Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous.
Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak.
Perpetual feast of nectared sweets. --Milton.
Circle of perpetual apparition, or Circle of perpetual occultation. See under Circle.
Perpetual calendar, a calendar so devised that it may be adjusted for any month or year.
Perpetual curacy Ch. of Eng., a curacy in which all the tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage is endowed. --Blackstone.
Perpetual motion. See under Motion.
Perpetual screw. See Endless screw, under Screw.
Syn: -- Continual; unceasing; endless; everlasting; incessant; constant; eternal. See Constant.
adj 1: continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of
love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life
everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending
bliss of heaven" [syn: ageless, eternal, everlasting,
2: 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" [syn: ceaseless, constant,
incessant, never-ending, unceasing, unremitting]
3: occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or
uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"; "your
perpetual (or continual) complaints" [syn: incessant, endless]