Origin of permanent
Examples from the Web for permanent
The offices were firebombed in 2011; no one was hurt but a permanent police car was subsequently stationed outside.
Plus, while sometimes IPs can be “permanent”, at other times IPs last just a few seconds.
At least one parent would have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They seemed like a permanent part of the mindscape, the way mountains or rivers are part of the physical world.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such is the strange and permanent apocalypse of 21st-century L.A.
Between Daur and Samarra there was nothing but desert, with gazelles and jackals the only permanent inhabitants.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
Thus they would fasten upon the country a great army of permanent officials.The Arena|Various
A "Permanent World's Fair" may be a phrase distressing to the literal mind.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
But all the efforts of the governor to effect the permanent civilization of these miserable people proved utterly abortive.Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia|Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Still, it was improving; and I felt that I must act at once if I did not want to be a permanent wanderer on the face of the earth.Sport Royal|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for permanent
Word Origin for permanent
Word Origin and History for permanent
early 15c., from Middle French permanent (14c.) or directly from Latin permanentem (nominative permanens) "remaining," present participle of permanere "endure, hold out, continue, stay to the end," from per- "through" (see per) + manere "stay" (see mansion). As a noun meaning "permanent wave," by 1909. Of clothing, permanent press attested from 1964.