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Adjective: lasting  lãs-ting
  1. Continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    "lasting secretary to the president";
    - permanent
     
  2. Existing for a long time
    "a long-lasting friendship"; "a lasting relationship";
    - durable, long-lasting, long-lived
     
  3. (biology) retained; not shed
    - persistent
Verb: last  lãst
  1. Persist for a specified period of time
    "The bad weather lasted for three days";
    - endure
     
  2. Continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "how long can a person last without food and water?";
    - survive, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

See also: abiding, aeonian, ageless, enduring, eonian [N. Amer], eternal, everlasting, imperishable, indissoluble, ineradicable, long, permanence, permanency, perpetual, stable, standing, unceasing, unchangeable, unending

Type of: measure

Encyclopedia: Last, California