What does eternity mean?

Definitions for eternity
ɪˈtɜr nɪ tieter·ni·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eternity, infinitynoun

    time without end

  2. eternity, timelessness, timeless existencenoun

    a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife

  3. eternitynoun

    a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)

Wiktionary

  1. eternitynoun

    Existence without end, infinite time.

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  2. eternitynoun

    existence outside of time (compare sempiternity).

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  3. eternitynoun

    A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  4. eternitynoun

    (metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  5. eternitynoun

    A comparatively long time.

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

    Etymology: aeternitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eternitynoun

    infinite duration, without beginning in the past or end in the future; also, duration without end in the future; endless time

    Etymology: [F. ternit, L. aeternitas, fr. aeternus. See Etern.]

  2. Eternitynoun

    condition which begins at death; immortality

    Etymology: [F. ternit, L. aeternitas, fr. aeternus. See Etern.]

Freebase

  1. Eternity

    Eternity is endless time. In philosophy and mathematics, an infinite duration is also called sempiternity, or everlasting. Eternity is an important concept in many religions, where the immortality of God is said to endure eternally. Some, such as Aristotle, would say the same about the natural cosmos in regard to both past and future eternal duration, and like the eternal Platonic Forms, immutability was considered essential.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. eternity

    1. The Sunday of Time. 2. The sublimest thought of the brain of Ignorance. 3. A symphony written by a Beethoven of the ineffable _x_ dimension. 4. The North Pole of the hours. 5. Monstrance of the Holy O. 6. A corrosive acid that obliterates Before and Afterward.

Editors Contribution

  1. eternity

    Infinite time.

    WE as humans have developed the technology to exist on planet earth for eternity and be youthful and healthy too.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of eternity in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Ryan:

    As if you could TELL time without injuring eternity.

  2. Woody Allen:

    Eternity is a long time, especially towards the end.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There is a way up to the skies, up to the stars, up to the beyond, up the eternity. That way is creating a world where people can think and express their ideas freely! Seek no other way!

  4. Anthony Burgess:

    The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.

  5. James A. Forude:

    History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.

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