2. [syn: chronic, continuing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Continue \Con*tin"ue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Continued; p. pr. &
vb. n. Continuing.] [F. continuer, L. continuare,
-tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See
Continuous, and cf. Continuate.]
1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in
connection with; to abide; to stay.
Here to continue, and build up here
A growing empire. --Milton.
They continue with me now three days, and have
nothing to eat. --Matt. xv.
2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
But now thy kingdom shall not continue. --1 Sam.
3. To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere;
to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a
particular condition, course, or series of actions; as,
the army continued to advance.
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples
indeed. --John viii.
Syn: To persevere; persist. See Persevere.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: remaining in force or being carried on without letup;
"the act provided a continuing annual appropriation";
"the continuing struggle to put food on the table"
2: of long duration; "chronic money problems" [syn: chronic,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
164 Moby Thesaurus words for "continuing":
abiding, age-long, aged, ancient, antique, articulated, assiduous,
catenated, ceaseless, changeless, chronic, concatenated, connected,
constant, continual, continued, continuous, cyclical, diligent,
direct, diuturnal, dogged, durable, endless, enduring, evergreen,
faithful, featureless, firm, fixed, frozen, gapless, hardy,
immediate, immobile, immutable, inalterable, incessant,
indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, insistent, intact,
interminable, intransient, inveterate, invincible, inviolate,
joined, jointless, lasting, lifelong, linked, long-lasting,
long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, loyal,
macrobiotic, monotonous, never-ending, never-tiring, nonstop,
obstinate, of long duration, of long standing, old, patient,
patient as Job, perdurable, perduring, perennial, periodic,
permanent, perpetual, perseverant, persevering, persistent,
persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied,
quiescent, rapt, recurrent, relentless, remaining, repetitive,
resolute, rigid, round-the-clock, running, seamless, sedulous,
sempervirent, serried, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, smooth,
solid, stable, static, stationary, staying, steadfast, steady,
sticking, straight, stubborn, sustained, tenacious, tireless,
torpid, tough, twenty-four-hour, unabating, unaltered, unbroken,
unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked,
unconquerable, undaunted, undestroyed, undifferentiated,
undiscouraged, undrooping, undying, unending, unfading, unfailing,
unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, uniform, unintermitted,
unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding,
unrelaxing, unrelenting, unrelieved, unremitting, unshifting,
unsleeping, unstopped, unswerving, untiring, unvaried, unvarying,
unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, utterly attentive,