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Obedience opens the door to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. And the spiritual gifts and abilities activated by the power of the Holy Ghost enable us to avoid deception - and to see, to feel, to know, to understand, and to remember things as they really are.
David A. Bednar

Meaning of "constant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONSTANT

From Old French, from Latin constāns standing firm, from constāre to be steadfast, from stāre to stand.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSTANT

constant  [ˈkɒnstənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSTANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Constant can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CONSTANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of constant in the English dictionary

The first definition of constant in the dictionary is fixed and invariable; unchanging. Other definition of constant is continual or continuous; incessant. Constant is also resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSTANT


assistant
əˈsɪstənt
bullet-resistant
ˈbʊlɪtrɪˌzɪstənt
consistent
kənˈsɪstənt
contestant
kənˈtɛstənt
distant
ˈdɪstənt
equidistant
ˌiːkwɪˈdɪstənt
existent
ɪɡˈzɪstənt
heat-resistant
ˌhiːtrɪˈzɪstənt
inconsistent
ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt
inconstant
ɪnˈkɒnstənt
inexistent
ˌɪnɪɡˈzɪstənt
insistent
ɪnˈsɪstənt
instant
ˈɪnstənt
nonconstant
ˌnɒnˈkɒnstənt
nonexistent
ˌnɒnɪɡˈzɪstənt
persistent
pəˈsɪstənt
Protestant
ˈprɒtɪstənt
resistant
rɪˈzɪstənt
unconstant
ʌnˈkɒnstənt
wear-resistant
ˈwɛərɪˌzɪstənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSTANT

const.
constable
constableship
constablewick
constabularies
constabulary
Constance
constancy
constantan
Constantia
Constantine
Constantine I
Constantine II
Constantine VII
Constantine XI
Constantinople
constantly
constatation
constate
constative

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSTANT

Boltzmann constant
care assistant
chief assistant
consultant
crease-resistant
dielectric constant
gas constant
gravitational constant
learning support assistant
on the instant
personal assistant
Planck constant
Planck´s constant
research assistant
sales assistant
shock resistant
shop assistant
stain resistant
teaching assistant
time constant
water-resistant

Synonyms and antonyms of constant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSTANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «constant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of constant

Translation of «constant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSTANT

Find out the translation of constant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of constant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «constant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不断的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

constante
570 millions of speakers

English

constant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लगातार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُسْتَمِرّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

постоянный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

constante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধ্রুব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

constant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berterusan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ständig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絶えず続く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연속적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pancen tetep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

liên tục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्थिर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sabit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

costante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

постійний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

constant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνεχής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konstante
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konstant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vedvarende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of constant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTANT»

The term «constant» is very widely used and occupies the 4.995 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about constant

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONSTANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word constant.
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Rudolf Arnheim
The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points.
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Neal Asher
Moorcock's interlinked 'Eternal Champion' series is a constant source of enjoyment. Of its tragic hero incarnations, my favourite is 'Elric of Melnibone,' and the best book has to be 'Stormbringer.' And as for that other sword, Excalibur? Pah! Use it to spread your butter.
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Samuel Beckett
The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
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David A. Bednar
Obedience opens the door to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. And the spiritual gifts and abilities activated by the power of the Holy Ghost enable us to avoid deception - and to see, to feel, to know, to understand, and to remember things as they really are.
5
Joshua Bell
You're a constant student, as a musician.
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James Belushi
I like to consider myself a star - a star, that when you look in the sky, it's always there. And on a clear night... a shooting star comes by, and get a little thrill, and you make a little wish. You need both types of stars, the shooting and the constant stars. The heavens include them all.
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Chris Blackwell
Running a farm is about solving a problem, and that's always interesting to me. But it's a constant process.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
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Norman Borlaug
The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.
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Daniel Boulud
I appreciate the constant evolution in refining food, but not in making food gimmicky.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSTANT»

Discover the use of constant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to constant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Constant Gardener: A Novel
His eighteenth novel is also the profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates.
John le Carre, 2005
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The Constant Princess
A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne ...
Philippa Gregory, 2006
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Constant: Political Writings
Classic definitions of modern liberal doctrine emerge from the first English translation of the major political works of Benjamin Constant (1767-1830), one of the most important of the French political theorists.
Benjamin Constant, Biancamaria Fontana, 1988
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Bedside Cardiology
The Fifth Edition of this classic text has been thoroughly revised.
Jules Constant, 1999
5
Spaces of Constant Curvature
This book is the sixth edition of the classic Spaces of Constant Curvature, first published in 1967, with the previous (fifth) edition published in 1984.
Joseph Albert Wolf, 1972
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Constant Battles: The Myth of the Peaceful, Noble Savage
In Constant Battles: The Myth of the Peaceful, Noble Savage, LeBlanc contends that warfare and violent conflict have existed throughout human history, and that humans have never lived in ecological balance with nature.
Steven Le Blanc, Katherine E. Register, 2013
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A Constant Burden: The Reconstitution of Family Life
This classic text was the first to avoid the automatic assumption that parents viewed their disabled child as a 'problem'. This revised edition gives new life to this important work, which was previously out of print.
Margaret Voysey Paun, 1975
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A Constant Suicide: A Novel
Chris feels like a loser and is tired of his life of obedience and order.
Brian Krans, 2007
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Constant Turmoil: The Politics of Industrial Life in ...
The author examines history of the New England textile industry during the nineteenth century from the perspective the growth of industrialization and the struggle between labor and management.
Mary H. Blewett, 2000
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Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone
He tells the story from the early associations with cars and the privileged, through its immense popular success, to the rise of the smartphone.
Jon Agar, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSTANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term constant is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Hillary Clinton Blames 'Constant Barrage of Attacks' by GOP for Polls …
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday blamed voter perceptions that she is untrustworthy on a “constant barrage of attacks” by Republicans over many ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
'Destiny' Must Learn Not To Fear Constant Weapon Balancing
Destiny's ultimate goal is to be a changing, expanding world that evolves over time, but for many fans, it's not changing nearly fast enough. «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Katrina fed up of constant Jagga Jasoos reshoots?
Jagga Jasoos has been in the making for a long time now, but there is no end to its delay. The film has been constantly delayed because of ... «Bollywood Life, Jul 15»
4
Mother of three raises concern over constant speeding between …
A CONCERNED mother says that constant speeding on one of the main routes between Crewkerne and Chard is putting lives at risk. Rebecca ... «Western Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Constant Contact (CTCT) Is Strong On High Volume Today
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Constant Contact ( CTCT) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
6
Constant rain slows down Missouri crop production
The USDA released its weekly Crop Progress and Condition report Monday, and the numbers were below average. «ABC17News.com, Jul 15»
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Manchester United In Constant Contact For Torino Star Matteo …
Manchester United are in constant touch with Torino to reach an agreement over a fee for right-back Matteo Darmian. The Red Devils have ... «Inside Futbol, Jul 15»
8
Constant Contact Inc. (CTCT) Is Up After S&P Makes Changes
It was announced after the bell Monday that Constant Contact Inc. (CTCT) will replace West Pharmaceutical Services in the S&P SmallCap 600 ... «RTT News, Jul 15»
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Dechra Pharma FY15 Group Revenue Up 10% At Constant
L) reported that Group revenue for the financial year ended 30 June 2015 increased by about 10% at constant exchange rates or CER compare ... «RTT News, Jul 15»
10
WRAP Report Shows Gate Fees Remain “Relatively Constant
WRAP's Gate Fees Report: comparing the cost of alternative waste treatment options (2014/15) shows that fees remain relatively constant for ... «CIWM Journal Online, Jul 15»

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