Meaning of PERMANENT in English


/ ˈpɜːmənənt; NAmE ˈpɜːrm-/ adjective , noun

■ adjective

lasting for a long time or for all time in the future; existing all the time :

a permanent job

permanent staff

They are now living together on a permanent basis.

The accident has not done any permanent damage.

a permanent fixture (= a person or an object that is always in a particular place)

OPP impermanent , temporary

►  per·man·ent·ly adverb :

The stroke left his right side permanently damaged.

She had decided to settle permanently in France.

■ noun

( old-fashioned , NAmE ) = perm



late Middle English : from Latin permanent- remaining to the end (perhaps via Old French ), from per- through + manere remain.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.