Definition of indefinite
: not definite: such asa : typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing the indefinite articles a and an indefinite pronounsb : not precise : vaguec : having no exact limits
Examples of indefinite in a Sentence
We're stuck here for an indefinite period of time.
Their plans have been put on indefinite hold.
She is indefinite about her plans.
Recent Examples of indefinite from the Web
Gordon's most recent petition to end his indefinite suspension was denied in May. Manziel, who was released by the Browns in 2016, remains a free agent.
The announcement is expected to put about 300 workers on indefinite layoff, or roughly half the plant's total hourly workforce.
Meanwhile, authorities declared an indefinite security lockdown in parts of Srinagar and other major cities and towns across the Kashmir Valley starting Sunday, which marks the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Although this conscientious Pacific Northwest power trio went on indefinite hiatus after lobbing The Woods‘
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Origin and Etymology of indefinite
Latin indefinitus, from in- + definitus definite
First Known Use: 1530See Words from the same year
INDEFINITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indefinite for English Language Learners
: not certain in amount or length
: not clear or certain in meaning or details
INDEFINITE Defined for Kids
Definition of indefinite for Students
1 : not certain in amount or length an indefinite period
2 : not clear in meaning or details She is indefinite about her plans.
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