adjective

- Infinite is defined as endless or limitless.
If you have an endless amount of time, this is an example of havinginfinite time.

The universe is infinite.

## infinite

adjective

- lacking limits or bounds; extending beyond measure or comprehension: without beginning or end; endless
- very great; vast; immense
- Math. indefinitely large; greater than any finite number however large
- capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with a part of itself:
*infinite*set

Origin of infinite

Middle English ; from Classical Latin*infinitus*: see in- and amp; finite

noun

something infinite, as space or time

*Related Forms:*

- infinitely
adverb

- infiniteness
noun

**infinite Idioms**

the Infinite (Being)

God

## infinite

adjective

- Having no boundaries or limits; impossible to measure or calculate. See Synonyms at incalculable.
- Immeasurably great or large; boundless:
*infinite patience; a discovery of infinite importance.* -
*Mathematics*a. Existing beyond or being greater than any arbitrarily large value.b. Unlimited in spatial extent:*a line of infinite length.*c. Of or relating to a set capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with a proper subset of itself.

noun

Something infinite.

Origin of infinite

Middle English*infinit*, from Old French, from Latin

*īnfīnītus*:

*in-*,

*not*; see

**in–**

^{1}+

*fīnītus*,

*finite*, from past participle of

*fīnīre*,

*to limit*; see

**finite**.

*Related Forms:*

**in′fi·nite·ly**adverb

**in′fi·nite·ness**noun

## infinite

Adjective

(*comparative* more infinite, *superlative* most infinite)

- Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense. [from 14th c.]
- Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable. [from 15th c.]
- (now rare) With plural noun: infinitely many. [from 15th c.]
- (mathematics) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. [from 17th c.]
- (set theory, of a set) Having infinitely many elements.
- (grammar) Not limited by person or number. [from 19th c.]
- (music) Capable of endless repetition; said of certain forms of the canon, also called perpetual fugues, constructed so that their ends lead to their beginnings.

Usage notes

Although the term is incomparable in the precise sense, it can be comparable both in mathematics and set theory to compare different degrees of infinity, and informally to denote yet a larger thing.

Hyponyms

- (set theory): countably infinite
- (set theory): uncountable