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ETERNITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eternity mean? 

ETERNITY (noun)
  The noun ETERNITY has 3 senses:

1. time without end
2. a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
3. a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)

  Familiarity information: ETERNITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ETERNITY (noun)


Sense 1eternity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Time without end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

eternity; infinity

Hypernyms ("eternity" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "eternity"):

alpha and omega (the first and last; signifies God's eternity)


Sense 2eternity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

timeless existence; timelessness; eternity

Hypernyms ("eternity" is a kind of...):

being; beingness; existence (the state or fact of existing)


Sense 3eternity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A seemingly endless time interval (waiting)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("eternity" is a kind of...):

interval; time interval (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)


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