Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “permanent”

See all translations

permanent

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈpɜr·mə·nənt/ us  
lasting for a long time or forever: Are you looking for a temporary job or something permanent? He entered the United States in 1988 as a permanent resident with a green card.
permanence
noun [U]  /ˈpɜr·mə·nəns/ us  
permanently
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈpɜr·mə·nənt·li/ us  
The accident left him permanently paralyzed.
Translations of “permanent”
in Korean 영구적인…
in Arabic دائم…
in French permanent…
in Turkish kalıcı, uzun süreli…
in Italian permanente, fisso, definitivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長久的, 永久的,永恆的, 常在的…
in Russian постоянный…
in Polish trwały…
in Spanish permanente…
in Portuguese permanente…
in German ständig…
in Catalan permanent…
in Japanese 長持ちする, 永続する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长久的, 永久的,永恒的, 常在的…
(Definition of permanent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of permanent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “permanent”

Definitions of “permanent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More