Meaning of perpetual

per•pet•u•al

Pronunciation: (pur-pech'-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
  2. lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow.
  3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption; ceaseless: a perpetual stream of visitors all day.
  4. blooming almost continuously throughout the season or the year.
—n.
  1. a hybrid rose that is perpetual.
  2. a perennial plant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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