lasting

[ las-ting, lah-sting ]
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adjective
  1. continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable: a lasting friendship.

noun
  1. a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.

  2. Archaic. the quality of surviving or continuing and maintaining strength, effectiveness, etc.

Origin of lasting

1
First recorded in 1125–75 for def. 1; 1775–85 for def. 2; Middle English (adjective); last2 + -ing2

Other words from lasting

  • last·ing·ly, adverb
  • last·ing·ness, noun
  • un·last·ing, adjective

Words Nearby lasting

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British Dictionary definitions for lasting

lasting

/ (ˈlɑːstɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. permanent or enduring

noun
  1. a strong durable closely woven fabric used for shoe uppers, etc

Derived forms of lasting

  • lastingly, adverb
  • lastingness, noun

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