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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lasting}.]  [OE.  lasten,  As  l[ae]stan  to  perform,  execute, 
  follow  last  continue,  fr  l[=a]st,  l?st,  trace,  footstep, 
  course;  akin  to  G.  leisten  to  perform,  Goth.  laistjan  to 
  follow  See  {Last}  mold  of  the  foot.] 
  1.  To  continue  in  time;  to  endure;  to  remain  in  existence. 
 
  [I]  proffered  me  to  be  slave  in  all  that  she  me 
  would  ordain  while  my  life  lasted.  --Testament  of 
  Love. 
 
  2.  To  endure  use  or  continue  in  existence,  without 
  impairment  or  exhaustion;  as  this  cloth  lasts  better  than 
  that  the  fuel  will  last  through  the  winter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lasting  \Last"ing\,  a. 
  Existing  or  continuing  a  long  while  enduring;  as  a  lasting 
  good  or  evil;  a  lasting  color. 
 
  Syn:  Durable;  permanent;  undecaying  perpetual;  unending. 
 
  Usage:  {Lasting},  {Permanent},  {Durable}.  Lasting  commonly 
  means  merely  continuing  in  existence;  permanent 
  carries  the  idea  of  continuing  in  the  same  state, 
  position,  or  course;  durable  means  lasting  in  spite  of 
  agencies  which  tend  to  destroy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lasting  \Last"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Continuance;  endurance.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  A  species  of  very  durable  woolen  stuff,  used  for  women's 
  shoes;  everlasting. 
 
  3.  The  act  or  process  of  shaping  on  a  last 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lasting  \Last"ing\,  adv 
  In  a  lasting  manner. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lasting 
  adj  1:  continuing  or  enduring  without  marked  change  in  status  or 
  condition  or  place  "permanent  secretary  to  the 
  president";  "permanent  address";  "literature  of 
  permanent  value"  [syn:  {permanent}]  [ant:  {impermanent}] 
  2:  existing  for  a  long  time;  "hopes  for  a  durable  peace";  "a 
  long-lasting  friendship"  [syn:  {durable},  {long-lasting}, 
  {long-lived}] 
  3:  (biology)  retained;  not  shed;  "persistent  leaves  remain 
  attached  past  maturity";  "the  persistent  gills  of  fishes" 
  [syn:  {persistent}]  [ant:  {caducous}] 
  4:  lasting  a  long  time  without  change;  "a  lasting  relationship" 
  5:  lasting  for  an  indefinitely  long  period  of  time  [syn:  {everlasting}, 
  {eternal},  {eonian},  {aeonian}] 




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