Relating to the infinitive.
(comparative more infinitival, superlative most infinitival)
- Of, pertaining to, or formed from an infinitive
Variant of infinitive
Gram. of or connected with an infinitive: an infinitive phrase
Origin of infinitiveLate Latin infinitivus ; from Classical Latin infinitivus (modus), literally , unlimited (mood) ; from infinitus (see infinite): so named because it is not limited to any person, number, or tense
Gram. the form of the verb that expresses existence or action without reference to person, number, or tense and can also function as a noun: in English, it is usually the form of the the first person singular present preceded by the marker to (Ex.: to go, to think) or by another verb form (Ex.: can he speak? make him try)