- Eternal is defined as not having a beginning or an end.
An example of an eternal being is God.
- The definition of an eternal is someone or something without a beginning or an end.
An example of an eternal is Heaven.
eternal definition by Webster's New World
- without beginning or end; existing through all time; everlasting
- of eternity
- forever the same; always true or valid; unchanging: the eternal verities
- always going on; never stopping; perpetual: eternal rest
- seeming never to stop; happening very often: her eternal complaints
- Philos., Theol. outside or beyond time or time relationships; timeless
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Late Latin aeternalis ; from Classical Latin aeturnus ; from aevum, an age ; from Indo-European base an unverified form aiw-, an unverified form āju-, a life, vital force from source aye
eternal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Being without beginning or end; existing outside of time. See Synonyms at infinite.
- Continuing without interruption; perpetual.
- Forever true or changeless: eternal truths.
- Seemingly endless; interminable. See Synonyms at ageless, continual.
- Of or relating to spiritual communion with God, especially in the afterlife.
- Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless.
- Eternal God. Used with the.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin aeternālis, from Latin aeternus; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
- eˌter·nalˈi·ty , e·terˈnal·ness noun
- e·terˈnal·ly adverb
eternal - Phrases/Idioms