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.

Nearby words

  1. last-ditch effort,
  2. last-gasp,
  3. last-in, first-out,
  4. last-minute,
  5. lastex,
  6. lastingly,
  7. lastly,
  8. lasègue's sign,
  9. lat,
  10. lat.

Origin of lasting

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

Related formslast·ing·ly, adverblast·ing·ness, nounun·last·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lastingly

lasting

/ (ˈlɑːstɪŋ) /

adjective

permanent or enduring

noun

a strong durable closely woven fabric used for shoe uppers, etc
Derived Formslastingly, adverblastingness, noun

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