What does eternal mean?

Definitions for eternalɪˈtɜr nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ageless, aeonian, eonian, eternal, everlasting, perpetual, unending, unceasing(adj)

    continuing forever or indefinitely

    "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

  2. endless, eternal, interminable(adj)

    tiresomely long; seemingly without end

    "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"

Wiktionary

  1. eternal(Adjective)

    Lasting forever; unending.

  2. eternal(Adjective)

    existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly

  3. Origin: From aeternalis, from aeternus, from aevum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eternal(adj)

    without beginning or end of existence; always existing

  2. Eternal(adj)

    without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal

  3. Eternal(adj)

    continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant

  4. Eternal(adj)

    existing at all times without change; immutable

  5. Eternal(adj)

    exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive

  6. Eternal(noun)

    one of the appellations of God

  7. Eternal(noun)

    that which is endless and immortal

Freebase

  1. Eternal

    Eternal were an English R&B girl group formed in 1992. The group featured two sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, alongside Kéllé Bryan and Louise Nurding. Eternal became an international success and achieved 15 Top 20 hits in the UK, and have sold around 10 million records worldwide. They were considered Great Britain's answer to the American quartet En Vogue The group released their debut studio album Always & Forever in 1993 which would be the only album that would feature original member Louise Redknapp due to her leaving the group in 1995 to pursue a solo career, the group decided not to replace Redknapp and carried on as a trio. In 1998 Bryan was sacked from the group by the other two members, who cited the reason as "a breakdown in professional relations". The two remaining members carried on as a duo before splitting in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eternal

    ē-tėr′nal, adj. without beginning or end of existence: everlasting: ceaseless: unchangeable—(arch.) Eterne′.—v.t. Eter′nalise, Eter′nise, to make eternal: to immortalise.—n. Eter′nalist, one who thinks that matter has existed from eternity.—adv. Eter′nally.—n. Eter′nity, eternal duration: the state or time after death.—The Eternal, an appellation of God; The eternities, the eternal reality or truth. [Fr. éternel—L. æternus, æviternusævum—Gr. aion, a period of time, an age.]

Editors Contribution

  1. eternal

    Used to describe a being and life that exists for infinity.

    We know life is eternal and we are beings who are and will be eternal in a form of consciousness and life.

Anagrams for eternal »

  1. enteral, teneral

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tao Le Ching:

    The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.

  2. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Live neither in the present nor the future, but in the eternal. The giant weed (of evil) cannot flower there this blot upon existence is wiped out by the very atmosphere of eternal thought.

  3. Phil Lesh -LRB- bass -RRB-:

    It's when the pipeline is open, and that eternal moment -- as he is describing -- which is where music really lives, is open to us and we become the vessel to which that passes, so in a way music is about bringing eternity to time.

  4. John Ashcroft:

    Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.

  5. Rabiha Dhiab:

    It is an eternal day and a painful anniversary, but [it also] gives us energy, honor and power on this day, the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the fighter commander Dalal Mughrabi, she who commanded a squad of self-sacrificing fighters, defined.

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