from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To last permanently; endure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to endure; especially for a great length of time
- v. to exist in such a way as to possess distinct temporal parts (in perdurantism)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To last or endure for a long time; to be perdurable or lasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To last for all time or for a very long time; endure or continue long, or forever.
Middle English perduren, from Old French pardurer, from Latin perdūrāre; see perdurable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)