everlasting vs perpetual what difference

what is difference between everlasting and perpetual

English

Etymology

From Middle English, equivalent to ever +‎ lasting.

Alternative forms

  • ever-lasting

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɛvɚˈlæstɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɛvəˈlɑːstɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æstɪŋ, -ɑːstɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: ever‧last‧ing

Adjective

everlasting (comparative more everlasting, superlative most everlasting)

  1. Lasting or enduring forever; existing or continuing without end
    Synonyms: immortal, eternal
  2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive.
  3. (philosophy) Existing with infinite temporal duration (as opposed to existence outside of time).

Citations

Synonyms

  • eternal, immortal, interminable, endless, never-ending, infinite, unlimited, unceasing, uninterrupted, continual, unintermitted, incessant
  • (existing with infinite temporal duration) sempiternal

Antonyms

  • (of a short life): ephemeral
  • (existing or continuing without end): finite, limited, mortal

Derived terms

  • everlasting flower
  • everlastingly
  • everlastingness
  • everlasting pea

Translations

Adverb

everlasting (comparative more everlasting, superlative most everlasting)

  1. (colloquial) Extremely.

Noun

everlasting (plural everlastings)

  1. An everlasting flower.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “The Orange Lily,” [2]
      With a backward look Small said, “What a lovely lily!” ¶ “Well enough but strong-smelling, gaudy. Come see the everlastings.”
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 313:
      ‘It is true perhaps it is too late now for you to look like a rose; but you can always look like an everlasting.’
  2. (historical) A durable cloth fabric for shoes, etc.

Translations

References

  • everlasting in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


English

Alternative forms

  • perpetuall (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English perpetuel, from Old French perpetuel, from Latin perpetuālis (universal), from perpetuus, from peto.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɚˈpɛtʃuəl/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pəˈpɛtʃʊəl/, /pəˈpɛtjʊəl/
  • Hyphenation: per‧pet‧u‧al

Adjective

perpetual (not comparable)

  1. Lasting forever, or for an indefinitely long time
    Synonyms: continuant, persistent
  2. Set up to be in effect or have tenure for an unlimited duration
  3. Continuing; uninterrupted
    Synonyms: continuous, nonstop
  4. (botany) Flowering throughout the growing season

Derived terms

  • perpetual motion

Related terms

  • perpetuate

Translations

References

Further reading

  • perpetual at OneLook Dictionary Search

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /pəɾ.pə.tuˈal/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /pər.pə.tuˈal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /peɾ.pe.tuˈal/

Adjective

perpetual (masculine and feminine plural perpetuals)

  1. perpetual
    Synonym: perpetu

Derived terms

  • perpetualment

Further reading

  • “perpetual” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “perpetual” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “perpetual” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “perpetual” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

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