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Definitions of persistent

  1. continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (biology) retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes" Webster Dictionary DB
  3. never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; - opposed to deciduous, and caducous. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Continuing; constant; persevering; not falling off. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Persistently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Persisting: tenacious: fixed: (bot.) remaining till or after the fruit is ripe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Enduring; permanent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Firm and persevering in a course or resolve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Persisting; persevering; remaining till the fruit is ripe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Constant; continuing; remaining; in bot., not falling off; remaining attached to the axis until the part which bears it is matured. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Remaining attached till maturation, as a corolla; organs or parts in the adult which normally disappear with larval stage or youth, as gills. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  15. [Latin] Remaining attached till maturation, as a corolla (bot.). appl. organs or parts in the adult which normally disappear with larval stage or youth, as gills (zool.). na
  16. Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. Bot.; of parts such as horns, hair, leaves) permanent (opp. DECIDUOUS). Concise Oxford Dictionary

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