Definition for EV-ER-LAST'ING

EV-ER-LAST'ING, a. [ever and lasting.]

  1. Lasting or enduring for ever; eternal; existing or continuing without end; immortal. The everlasting God, or Jehovah. Gen. xxi. Everlasting fire; everlasting punishment. Matth. xviii. xxv.
  2. Perpetual; continuing indefinitely, or during the present state of things. I will give thee, and thy seed after thee, the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. Gen. xvii. The everlasting hills or mountains. Genesis. Habakkuk.
  3. In popular usage, endless; continual; unintermitted, as, the family is disturbed with everlasting disputes.

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