Meaning of LASTING in English

LASTING

— lastingly , adv. — lastingness , n.

/las"ting, lah"sting/ , adj.

1. continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable: a lasting friendship.

n.

2. a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.

3. Archaic. the quality of surviving or continuing and maintaining strength, effectiveness, etc.

[ 1125-75 for def. 1; 1775-85 for def. 2; ME (adj.). See LAST 2 , -ING 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .