infinite

adjective
in·​fi·​nite | \ ˈin-fə-nət \

Definition of infinite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : extending indefinitely : endless infinite space
2 : immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive : inexhaustible infinite patience
3 : subject to no limitation or external determination
4a : extending beyond, lying beyond, or being greater than any preassigned finite value however large infinite number of positive numbers
b : extending to infinity infinite plane surface
c : characterized by an infinite number of elements or terms an infinite set an infinite series

infinite

noun

Definition of infinite (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is infinite (as in extent, duration, or number)

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Other Words from infinite

Adjective

infinitely adverb
infiniteness noun

Examples of infinite in a Sentence

Adjective

an infinite series of numbers She has infinite patience when she's dealing with children. There seemed to be an infinite number of possibilities. an infinite variety of choices
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The software does the rest—exploring nearly infinite design permutations based on existing design concepts. Pam Baker, Ars Technica, "Artificial Intelligence and the coming of the self-designing machine," 6 Dec. 2018 There was a seemingly infinite number of Tata Harper employees running in circles around the table, pumping creams and serums into our cupped palms every couple of minutes. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "6 Things I Learned From Natural Skin-Care Legend Tata Harper," 25 Sep. 2018 These theories come in a nearly infinite variety, but all reach essentially the same conclusion: The U.S. government, or some shadowy group that controls it, organized the attacks as part of a master plan for global domination. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, "John McCain: The 9/11 Conspiracy Myths and the Truth Under Attack," 11 Sep. 2018 On the other side of that Door is a world of only hosts and their infinite potential. refinery29.com, "Is This “The Door” Westworld Has Been Talking About?," 4 June 2018 The docks go on forever, seemingly endless paths of cement along an infinite supply of food. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 Sentimental me does still see Halloween's infinite potential for pushing boundaries, though. Hannah Elyse Simpson, Marie Claire, "Please Don't Dress Up as Me for Halloween," 26 Aug. 2015 The potential for annoyance at an airport, even after the security process, is seemingly infinite. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "18 Ways to Navigate Stress at the Airport," 27 June 2018 Not every minute of every superhero story has to be about saving the world, or about an infinite number of CGI fish. Noel Murray, The Verge, "This weekend, stream a different version of Aquaman from home," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of infinite

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infinite

Adjective

Middle English infynyt, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French infinit, borrowed from Latin infīnītus "indefinite, having no limit, endless," from in- in- entry 1 + fīnītus "specific, definite, having bounds or limits" — more at finite

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The first known use of infinite was in the 14th century

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infinite

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of infinite

: having no limits
: extremely large or great

infinite

adjective
in·​fi·​nite | \ ˈin-fə-nət \

Kids Definition of infinite

1 : having no limits of any kind the infinite universe
2 : seeming to be without limits She took infinite care when handling chemicals.

Other Words from infinite

infinitely adverb He is infinitely patient.

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