everlasting vs stark what difference

what is difference between everlasting and stark

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

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: stärk, IPA(key): /stɑɹk/
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: stärk, IPA(key): /stɑːk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)k

Etymology 1

From Middle English stark, starc, from Old English stearc, starc (stiff, rigid, unyielding, obstinate, hard, strong, severe, violent), from Proto-West Germanic *stark, from Proto-Germanic *starkuz (stiff, strong), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)terg- (rigid, stiff). Cognate with Saterland Frisian sterc (strong), Dutch sterk (strong), Low German sterk (strong), German stark (strong), Danish stærk (strong), Swedish stark (strong), Norwegian sterk (strong), Icelandic sterkur (strong). Related to starch.

In the phrase stark naked: an alternation of start (“tail” or “rump”), a literal parallel to the modern butt naked.

Adjective

stark (comparative starker, superlative starkest)

  1. (obsolete) Hard, firm; obdurate.
  2. Severe; violent; fierce (now usually in describing the weather).
  3. (poetic, literary or archaic) Strong; vigorous; powerful.
    • Stark beer, boy, stout and strong beer.
  4. Stiff, rigid.
    • The north is not so stark and cold.
  5. Plain in appearance; barren, desolate.
  6. Naked.
  7. Complete, absolute, full.
    • Consider, first, the stark security / The commonwealth is in now.
    • 1689 (first published posthumously), John Selden, Table-Talk
      Rhetoric is very good or stark naught; there’s no medium in rhetoric.
    • Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense
Derived terms
  • starken
Translations

Adverb

stark (not comparable)

  1. starkly; entirely, absolutely
    • [] held him strangled in his arms till he was stark dead.
Usage notes

In standard modern English, the adverb is essentially restricted to stark naked and phrases meaning “crazy” on the pattern of stark raving mad.

Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English starken, from Old English stearcian (to stiffen, become hard, grow stiff or hard), from Proto-Germanic *starkōną, *starkēną (to stiffen, become hard), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)terg- (rigid, stiff). Cognate with German erstarken (to strengthen).

Verb

stark (third-person singular simple present starks, present participle starking, simple past and past participle starked)

  1. (obsolete or dialect) To stiffen.
Related terms
  • starkish
  • starkly
  • starkers

Anagrams

  • Karst, Trask, karst, karts, skart

German

Etymology

From Middle High German stark, from Old High German stark, from Proto-Germanic *starkuz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃtark/, [ʃtaʁk], [ʃtaɐ̯k], [ʃtaːk]

Adjective

stark (comparative stärker, superlative am stärksten)

  1. strong (intense, powerful, unyielding)
  2. strong (having a high concentration of some ingredient, e.g. alcohol)
  3. (grammar) strong (inflecting according to a pattern distinct from another called “weak”)
    Coordinate terms: gemischt, schwach
  4. (colloquial, slightly dated) great, brilliant, awesome
  5. (colloquial, dated) incredible, unbelievable

Declension

Further reading

  • “stark” in Duden online
  • “stark” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Friedrich Kluge (1883), “stark”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Kashubian

Etymology

Ultimately from Proto-Slavic *starъ.

Noun

stark m

  1. grandfather

Related terms

  • starka

Low German

Etymology

Cognate with German stark, Dutch sterk.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stark/, /staːk/

Adjective

stark (comparative starker, superlative starkst)

  1. strong, powerful

Declension

Synonyms

  • dull
  • heftig
  • hevig
  • ossig
  • slimm
  • stevig
  • dannig
  • düchtig
  • swied

Derived terms

  • Starkde/Stärkde

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *starkuz, whence also Old English stearc, Old Norse sterkr.

Adjective

stark

  1. strong

Derived terms

  • starchī

Descendants

  • German: stark
  • Yiddish: שטאַרק(shtark)

Slovene

Noun

stark

  1. genitive dual/plural of starka

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish starker, from Old Norse starkr, from Proto-Germanic *starkuz, from Proto-Indo-European *sterg-.

Pronunciation

Adjective

stark (comparative starkare, superlative starkast)

  1. strong; able to use great force
  2. strong; capable of withstanding great physical force
  3. strong; highly stimulating to the senses
    starkt ljus

    strong light
  4. (taste) spicy, hot; with a biting taste
    Den maten är för stark för mig.

    That food is too hot for me.
  5. strong; having a high concentration of an essential; possibly alcohol
    starkt kaffe

    strong coffee
  6. (grammar) strong
  7. (military) strong; not easily subdued or taken

Declension

Synonyms

  • (able to use great force): kraftfull
  • (capable of withstanding force): stadig
  • (spicy): het
  • (having intense odor or flavor): frän, skarp, stickande

Related terms

  • styrka
  • stärka
  • styrkelyft
  • starkt verb, stark böjning

See also

  • oregelbundet verb

Anagrams

  • raskt

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