What does infinite mean?

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ˈɪn fə nɪtin·fi·nite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. space, infiniteadjective

    the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

    "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the boundless regions of the infinite"

  2. infiniteadjective

    having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude

    "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth"

  3. infinite, non-finiteadjective

    of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)

    "infinite verb form"

  4. countless, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerableadjective

    too numerous to be counted

    "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"

  5. infiniteadjective

    total and all-embracing

    "God's infinite wisdom"


  1. infinitenumeral

    Infinitely many.

  2. infiniteadjective

    Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense.

  3. infiniteadjective

    Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable.

  4. infiniteadjective

    With plural noun: infinitely many.

  5. infiniteadjective

    Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless.

  6. infiniteadjective

    Having infinitely many elements.

  7. infiniteadjective

    Not limited by person or number.

  8. Etymology: From infinitus, from in- + finis + the perfect passive participle ending -itus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INFINITEadjective

    Etymology: infini, French; infinitus, Latin.

    Impossible it is, that God should withdraw his presence from any thing, because the very substance of God is infinite. Richard Hooker.

    What's time, when on eternity we think?
    A thousand ages in that sea must sink:
    Time's nothing but a word; a million
    Is full as far from infinite as one. John Denham.

    Thou sov'reign pow'r, whose secret will controuls
    The inward bent and motion of our souls!
    Why hast thou plac'd such infinite degrees
    Between the cause and cure of my disease? Matthew Prior.

    When we would think of infinite space or duration, we at first make some very large idea; as perhaps of millions of ages or miles, which possibly we multiply several times. John Locke.

    Even an angel's comprehensive thought
    Cannot extend as far as thou hast wrought:
    Our vast conceptions are by swelling brought,
    Swallow'd and lost in infinite, to nought. John Dennis.


  1. infinite

    Infinite refers to something that is limitless, endless, or immeasurable. It could pertain to a quantity or a concept that doesn't have boundaries or an endpoint and can extend indefinitely. It is commonly used in mathematics, physics, and other fields to represent a value that is larger than any finite number.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infiniteadjective

    unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite duration or distance

  2. Infiniteadjective

    without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably great; perfect; as, the infinite wisdom and goodness of God; -- opposed to finite

  3. Infiniteadjective

    indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense; gigantic; prodigious

  4. Infiniteadjective

    greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind; -- said of certain quantities

  5. Infiniteadjective

    capable of endless repetition; -- said of certain forms of the canon, called also perpetual fugues, so constructed that their ends lead to their beginnings, and the performance may be incessantly repeated

  6. Infinitenoun

    that which is infinite; boundless space or duration; infinity; boundlessness

  7. Infinitenoun

    an infinite quantity or magnitude

  8. Infinitenoun

    an infinity; an incalculable or very great number

  9. Infinitenoun

    the Infinite Being; God; the Almighty


  1. Infinite

    Infinite is the eighth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on March 28, 2000 through Nuclear Blast. It reached #1 on that year's Finnish Albums Chart and remained charted for nine weeks. Four bonus tracks were made available for different international editions: "Why Are We Here?", "It's a Mystery", "What Can I Say?" and "Keep The Flame", all of which were later released on the band's 2001 compilation album Intermission.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infinite

    in′fin-it, adj. without end or limit: without bounds: (math.) either greater or smaller than any quantity that can be assigned.—n. that which is not only without determinate bounds, but which cannot possibly admit of bound or limit: the Absolute, the Infinite Being or God.—adjs. Infin′itant, denoting merely negative attribution; Infin′itary, pertaining to infinity.—v.t. Infin′itāte, to make infinite.—adv. In′finitely.—n. In′finiteness, the state of being infinite: immensity.—adj. Infinites′imal, infinitely small.—n. an infinitely small quantity.—adv. Infinites′imally.—adj. Infini′to (mus.), perpetual.—ns. Infin′itūde, Infin′ity, boundlessness: immensity: countless or indefinite number.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. infinite

    [common] Consisting of a large number of objects; extreme. Used very loosely as in: “This program produces infinite garbage.” “He is an infinite loser.” The word most likely to follow infinite, though, is hair. (It has been pointed out that fractals are an excellent example of infinite hair.) These uses are abuses of the word's mathematical meaning. The term semi-infinite, denoting an immoderately large amount of some resource, is also heard. “This compiler is taking a semi-infinite amount of time to optimize my program.” See also semi.

Editors Contribution

  1. infinite

    An amount, being, human being, soul, spirit, consciousness, energy, light, frequency, natural resources, planet, universe, multiverse or possibility that can exist for infinity and change form where just and fair.

    We all know in our soul we are infinite beings that always exist, just in another form and dimension. Natural resources are infinite when we need them or change form to meet a different need.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2016  

  2. infinite

    An amount, number or resource that can be easily renewed.

    Water, time, space and earth are all infinite, this is why humanity is learning to use things in a sustainable manner and only to use what is needed.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infinite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infinite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of infinite in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Hawking:

    We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth, so in an infinite universe, there must be other occurrences of life, somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps intelligent life might be watching these lights of ours, aware of what they mean. Or do our lights wander a lifeless cosmos, unseen beacons announcing that, here on one rock, the universe discovered its existence ? Either way, there is no better question. It's time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. The Breakthrough initiatives are making that commitment. We are alive. We are intelligent. We must know.

  2. Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo:

    The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.

  3. Rebecca Smith:

    There was a sense of the infinite at the time. There was no understanding there was a finite number of birds and that you could end wildlife, period.

  4. Charles Gordon:

    If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.

  5. Laura Jaworski:

    Infinite beauty, infinite adventure, infinite love— this is the realm of Creativity.

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