American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year.
- adj. Perenially fresh or interesting; enduring.
- n. A tree, shrub, or plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year.
- n. Twigs or branches of evergreen plants used as decoration.
- n. Something that remains perennially fresh, interesting, or well liked.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Always green; verdant throughout the year; sempervirid: as, the pine is an evergreen tree.
- n. A plant that retains its verdure through all the seasons, as the pine and other coniferous trees, the holly, laurel, holm-oak, ivy, rhododendron, and many others. Evergreens shed their old leaves in the spring or summer, after the new foliage has been formed, and consequently are verdant through all the seasons.
- n. A woolen material similar to cassimere: a term in use about 1850.
- adj. Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally.
- adj. Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically.
- adj. Of a document or dataset, continually up-to-date (as opposed to being published at regular intervals and being slightly outdated in-between those publication dates)
- adj. broadcasting Suitable for transmission at any time; not urgent or time-dependent.
- n. A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally.
- n. informal More specifically, a conifer tree.
- n. colloquial A news story that can be published or broadcast at any time.
- v. patents, pharmaceuticals To extend the term of a patent beyond the normal legal limit, usually through repeated small modifications.
- v. banking To set the repayment rate of a loan at or below the interest rate, so low that the principal will never be repaid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Remaining unwithered through the winter, or retaining unwithered leaves until the leaves of the next year are expanded, as pines cedars, hemlocks, and the like.
- n. (Bot.) An evergreen plant.
- n. Twigs and branches of evergreen plants used for decoration.
- adj. (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year
- n. a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year
- From ever + green (Wiktionary)
“Also, not to rag on the religious anymore than I already have, the evergreen is a symbol of the pagan festivities so charitably replaced by the birth of Jesus. stuf64”
“Many of their tents were decorated on the outside with wreaths, festoons, corps badges wrought in evergreen, and many other beautiful designs.”
“The contract being negotiated would be effective through September of 2010, and would be, like the current contract, "evergreen" - meaning, unless specific action is taken to terminate Fletcher's employment, his position is renewed for another year.”
“Interaction designers would do well to identify work that's "evergreen" - work that can be done any time, but that buys time to do design and design validation work.”
“The pine of the lawns or open groves and the pine of the forest differ very strikingly in outline; the usual pyramidal or conical form of the evergreen is very faintly traced on the short, irregular limbs of the forest tree; but what is lost in luxuriance and elegance is more than replaced by a peculiar character of wild dignity, as it raises its stern head high above the lesser wood, far over-topping the proudest rank of oaks.”
“First of all, it seems to me that despite the huffing and puffing of killjoy critics like Harold Bloom and Frank Furedi, fulminating over, say, adult readers’ embrace of Harry Potter, the love of adults, young or otherwise, for certain evergreen young people’s stories has always been with us.”
“The fresh agreement, a so-called evergreen contract, lasts three years and is renewed automatically on a monthly basis thereafter unless either party decides to end it, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.”
“This war is even worse than what to call your evergreen (Christmas Tree or Holiday Tree), and even worse than the war on Christmas Commercialization.”
“The so-called evergreen provision was a highly unusual step that critics worry will become commonplace.”
“Asmal also said the few businessmen who in the apartheid years secured so-called evergreen contracts giving them access in perpetuity to the resources of homeland forests could not seriously expect to continue their free ride on the back of a democratic government.”
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