US: /ˈpɝmənənt/
UK: /pˈɜːmənənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

permanent /'pə:mənənt/
  • tính từ ((cũng) permanent)
    • lâu dài, lâu bền, vĩnh cửu, thường xuyên, thường trực; cố định
      • permanent wave: tóc làn sóng giữ lâu không mất quăn
      • permanent way: nền đường sắt (đã làm xong)

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
lasting for a long time or for all time in the future; existing all the time: a permanent job + permanent / temporary staff + They are now living together on a permanent basis. + The accident has not done any permanent damage. + a permanent fixture (= a person or an object that is always in a particular place) + The gallery hosts various exhibitions and a permanent collection.
permanently adverb: The stroke left his right side permanently damaged. + She had decided to settle permanently in France. + This door is kept permanently locked.
+ noun (old-fashioned, AmE) = PERM

Thesaurus dictionary

1 everlasting, eternal, unending, endless, perpetual, unceasing, constant, undying, imperishable, indestructible, stable, abiding, long-lasting, lasting, enduring, perennial, long-lived, durable:
The satellite is in permanent orbit around the earth.
2 unchanging, invariable, changeless, fixed, unchangeable, immutable, unalterable, stable, persistent:
This stain is permanent and will not come out in the wash. Bonham is a permanent member of the executive committee.

Collocation dictionary


be, prove, seem | become | make sth
We decided to make the arrangement permanent.


almost, virtually
living in an almost permanent state of fear
| relatively | apparently | not necessarily

Concise English dictionary

permanents'pɜrmənət /'pɜːm-
+a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
+continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
+not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition