lasting

[ las-ting, lah-sting ]
/ ˈlæs tɪŋ, ˈlɑ stɪŋ /

adjective

continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable: a lasting friendship.

noun

a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.
Archaic. the quality of surviving or continuing and maintaining strength, effectiveness, etc.

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Origin of lasting

1125–75 for def. 1; 1775–85 for def. 2; Middle English (adj.). See last2, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM lasting

last·ing·ly, adverblast·ing·ness, nounun·last·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lasting

lasting
/ (ˈlɑːstɪŋ) /

adjective

permanent or enduring

noun

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

Derived forms of lasting

lastingly, adverblastingness, noun
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