perpetual

  • 1 perpetual — I adjective adsiduus, amaranthine, ceaseless, chronic, constant, continuous, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, ever abiding, everlasting, fixed, having no limit, immortal, imperishable, impossible to stop, incessant, indelible,… …

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  • 2 Perpetual — Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Perpetual — may refer to: *Perpetual bond, a bond which pays coupons forever *Perpetual curacy, a type of Christian priesthood *Perpetual Entertainment, a software development company *Perpetual Limited, an Australian diversified financials company… …

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  • 4 perpetual — [pər pech′o͞o əl] adj. [ME perpetuel < OFr < L perpetualis < perpetuus, constant < perpes (gen. perpetis), continuous < per , through + petere, to strive, rush at, fall: see FEATHER] 1. lasting or enduring forever or for an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 perpetual — mid 14c., from O.Fr. perpetuel (12c.), from L. perpetualis universal, in M.L. permanent, from perpetuus continuous, universal, from perpetis, gen. of Old L. perpes lasting, probably from per through + root of petere to seek, go to, aim at (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 perpetual — perpetuál, perpetuálă, adj. (înv.) perpetuu. Trimis de blaurb, 14.11.2008. Sursa: DAR …

    Dicționar Român

  • 7 perpetual — 1 *lasting, permanent, perdurable, durable, stable Analogous words: *everlasting, endless, unceasing, interminable: eternal, sempiternal, *infinite 2 *continual, continuous, constant, incessant, unremitting, perennial Analogous words: enduring …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 perpetual — [adj] continual, lasting abiding, ceaseless, constant, continued, continuous, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, going on, immortal, imperishable, incessant, infinite, interminable, intermittent, never ceasing, never ending, perdurable,… …

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  • 9 perpetual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) never ending or changing. 2) occurring repeatedly; seemingly continual. DERIVATIVES perpetually adverb. ORIGIN Latin perpetualis, from perpetuus continuing throughout …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 perpetual — adj. 1 eternal; lasting for ever or indefinitely. 2 continuous, uninterrupted. 3 colloq. frequent, much repeated (perpetual interruptions). 4 permanent during life (perpetual secretary). Phrases and idioms: perpetual calendar a calendar which can …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 perpetual — per|pet|u|al [pəˈpetʃuəl US pər ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: perpetuel, from Latin perpetuus, from petere to go to ] 1.) continuing all the time without changing or stopping = ↑continuous ▪ the perpetual… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 perpetual — [[t]pə(r)pe̱tʃuəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A perpetual feeling, state, or quality is one that never ends or changes. ...the creation of a perpetual union. Syn: permanent Derived words: perpetually ADV ADV with v, ADV adj/prep They were all… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 perpetual — adjective 1 continuing all the time without stopping, especially in a way that is worrying: the perpetual noise of the machines | His wife lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper. 2 repeated many times in a way that annoys you: Ella s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 perpetual — adjective Etymology: Middle English perpetuel, from Anglo French, from Latin perpetuus uninterrupted, from per through + petere to go to more at feather Date: 14th century 1. a. continuing forever ; everlasting < perpetual motion > b. (1) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 perpetual — perpetuality, perpetualness, n. perpetually, adv. /peuhr pech ooh euhl/, adj. 1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting. 2. lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow. 3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption;… …

    Universalium

  • 16 perpetual — per|pet|u|al [ pər petʃuəl ] adjective 1. ) happening so often that you become annoyed as a result: He soon grew tired of her perpetual demands for money. 2. ) LITERARY continuing all the time: Many people live in perpetual fear of losing their… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 perpetual — adjective 1) deep caves in perpetual darkness Syn: everlasting, never ending, eternal, permanent, unending, endless, without end, lasting, long lasting, constant, abiding, enduring, perennial, timeless, ageless, deathless, u …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 perpetual — UK [pə(r)ˈpetʃuəl] / US [pərˈpetʃuəl] adjective 1) happening so often that you become annoyed as a result He soon grew tired of her perpetual demands for money. 2) literary continuing all the time Many people live in perpetual fear of losing… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 perpetual — /pəˈpɛtʃuəl / (say puh pechoohuhl) adjective 1. continuing or enduring forever or indefinitely: perpetual snows. 2. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption: a perpetual stream of visitors. 3. Horticulture blooming more or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 perpetual — /parpetyuwal/ Never ceasing; continuous; enduring; lasting; unlimited in respect of time; continuing without intermission or interval. As to perpetual injunction perpetual lease perpetual statute, see those titles …

    Black's law dictionary