What does eternity mean?

Definitions for eternity
ɪˈtɜr nɪ tieter·ni·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eternity, infinity(noun)

    time without end

  2. eternity, timelessness, timeless existence(noun)

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

  3. eternity(noun)

    a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)

Wiktionary

  1. eternity(Noun)

    Existence without end, infinite time.

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  2. eternity(Noun)

    existence outside of time (compare sempiternity).

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  3. eternity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  4. eternity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: aeternitas.

  5. eternity(Noun)

    A comparatively long time.

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

    Etymology: aeternitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eternity(noun)

    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. Eternity(noun)

    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. Chris McKay/WireImage:

    The song is put on loop and the installation runs on solar batteries to keep Toto going for all eternity.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Alone, you are a particle of eternity, you hear the whisper of awareness - this is the whisper of reality.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    I think it's funny how some people can think about eternity but the same people think that the earth is only 6,000 years old.

  4. Cometan:

    I am one human amongst seven billion standing on a small planet in a quiet corner of a galaxy forgotten between countless other galaxies that make up the ever-expanding cosmos that’s so incomprehensibly immense that it would take me an eternity to understand its ultimate complexity.

  5. William Blake:

    To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

Images & Illustrations of eternity

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