Eternity definition

ĭ-tûrnĭ-tē
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Time without beginning or end; infinite time.
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The endless time after death.
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The quality, state, or fact of being eternal; eternal existence or duration; continuance without end.
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Infinite time; time without beginning or end.
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Eternity is defined as, or seems like, an endless amount of time.

An example of eternity is the amount of time that takes place in heaven, according to the Bible.

An example of eternity is spending over an hour on hold for a customer service person.

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A very long or seemingly endless time.

Waited in the dentist's office for an eternity.

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The timeless state following death.
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The afterlife; immortality.
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(uncountable) Existence without end, infinite time.
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(uncountable, philosophy) Existence outside of time.
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(countable) A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.
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(metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.
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(informal, hyperbolic) A comparatively long time.

It's been an eternity since we last saw each other.

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A long period of time that seems endless.

An eternity of waiting.

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The state or quality of being eternal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eternity
Plural:
eternities

Origin of eternity

  • Middle English eternite from Old French from Latin aeternitās from aeternus eternal eternal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French eternitez, from Latin aeternitas

    From Wiktionary