The definition of permanent is someone or something that is supposed to last for a very long time.(adjective)
An example of something which is permanent is a tattoo.
See permanent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr < L permanens, prp. of permanere < per, through + manere, to remain: see manor
See permanent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin permanēns, permanent-
Origin: , present participle of permanēre, to endure
Origin: : per-, throughout; see per-
Origin: + manēre, to remain; see men-3 in Indo-European roots.
Learn more about permanent