Meaning of eternity


Eternity means “forever,” like living for all eternity. Or it can mean something that seems like it will go on for forever, like waiting an eternity for your sister to get out of the bathroom.

Eternity means “time without end, or infinity,” like people who promise to love one another for eternity — they aren’t planning to ever split up. When you put the word an before eternity, you can use it to describe a very long — too long — period of time, so that you can use it to complain. For example, you might use the phrase “it felt like an eternity,” after waiting twenty minutes to get an ice cream cone.

Definitions of eternity
  1. noun

    time without end



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    alpha and omega

    the first and last; signifies God’s eternity
    type of:


    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

  2. noun

    a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)

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    interval, time interval

    a definite length of time marked off by two instants

  3. noun

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


    timeless existence, timelessness

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    being, beingness, existence

    the state or fact of existing

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