noun eter·ni·ty \i-ˈtər-nə-tē\

: time without an end

: a state that comes after death and never ends

: time that seems to be without an end

plural eter·ni·ties

Full Definition of ETERNITY

:  the quality or state of being eternal
:  infinite time <lasting throughout eternity>
plural :  age 3b
:  the state after death :  immortality
:  a seemingly endless or immeasurable time <an eternity of delays>

Examples of ETERNITY

  1. They believed that sinners would spend eternity in hell.
  2. We suffered through an eternity of delays during the lawsuit.

Origin of ETERNITY

Middle English eternite, from Middle French eternité, from Latin aeternitat-, aeternitas, from aeternus
First Known Use: 14th century


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