Definitions of perseverance

  1. persistent determination Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Discrimination. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act or state of persisting, or not giving up; steadfastness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act or state of persevering. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Persistence in anything undertaken; continuance in the state of grace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Persistence in any design or attempt; constancy in pursuit or progress; in theol., persistent continuance in the Christian character, and consequent favour of God-also called final perseverance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Steadfast pursuit of an aim, constant persistence, so perseverant a. (rare); (Theol.) continuance in state of grace. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. n. Act of persevering or persisting in any thing undertaken;—steadfastness; constancy; steadiness;—in theology, the continuance of the elect in a state of grace, until they reach the state of glory. Cabinet Dictionary