Ever*last"ing (?) a. 1.
Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without
end; immortal; eternal. "The Everlasting God." Gen.
2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long
period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong
intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence.
I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . .
the land of Canaan, for an everlasting
possession. Gen xvii. 8.
And heard thy everlasting yawn confess Pope.
The pains and penalties of idleness.
Syn. -- Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never-
ending; infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual; unintermitted;
incessant. -- Everlasting, Eternal. Eternal
denotes (when taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration;
everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the Scriptures
in the sense of eternal, but in modern usage is confined to
the future, and implies no intermission as well as no end.
Whether we shall meet again I know not; Shak.
Therefore our everlasting farewell take;
Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius.
Everlasting flower. Sane as
Everlasting, n., 3. --
Everlasting pea, an ornamental plant
(Lathyrus latifolius) related to the pea; -- so called because
it is perennial.
Ev`er*last"ing, n. 1.
Eternal duration, past or future; eternity.
From everlasting to everlasting, thou
art God. Ps. xc. 2.
2. (With the definite article) The Eternal
3. (Bot.) A plant whose flowers may be
dried without losing their form or color, as the pearly
everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea), the immortelle of
the French, the cudweeds, etc.
4. A cloth fabric for shoes, etc. See