- 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.
- 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
- outside or beyond time or time relationships; timeless
Origin of eternalMiddle 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 ?ju-, a life, vital force from source aye
- Being without beginning or end: belief in an eternal creator.
- a. Continuing without interruption; perpetual: earned my eternal gratitude. See Synonyms at continual.b. Seemingly endless; interminable: eternal waiting at the airport.
- Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless: “Shall we speak of universals and eternals?” ( Cynthia Ozick )
- Eternal God. Used with the.
Origin of eternalMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin aeternālis from Latin aeternus ; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
- e′ter·nal′i·ty e·ter′nal·ness