Etymology
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everlasting

early 13c., "eternal" (adj.); "eternally" (adv.); "eternity" (n.); from ever + lasting. Colloquially in mid-19c. U.S., "very, exceedingly." A verb, everlast, "to endure forever," is recorded late 14c. Related: Everlastingly.

updated on September 25, 2014

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Definitions of everlasting from WordNet
1
everlasting (adj.)
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
Synonyms: arrant / complete / consummate / double-dyed / gross / perfect / pure / sodding / stark / staring / thorough / thoroughgoing / utter / unadulterated
everlasting (adj.)
continuing forever or indefinitely;
life everlasting
Synonyms: ageless / aeonian / eonian / eternal / perpetual / unending / unceasing
2
everlasting (n.)
any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color;
Synonyms: everlasting flower
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.