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INFINITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infinite mean? 

INFINITE (noun)
  The noun INFINITE has 1 sense:

1. the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

  Familiarity information: INFINITE used as a noun is very rare.


INFINITE (adjective)
  The adjective INFINITE has 4 senses:

1. having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude
2. of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)
3. too numerous to be counted
4. total and all-embracing

  Familiarity information: INFINITE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFINITE (noun)


Sense 1infinite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The unlimited expanse in which everything is located

Classified under:

Nouns with no superordinates

Synonyms:

infinite; space

Context examples:

they tested his ability to locate objects in space / the boundless regions of the infinite

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

attribute (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Meronyms (parts of "infinite"):

location (a point or extent in space)

aerospace (the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole)

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

absolute space (physical space independent of what occupies it)

phase space ((physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance)

mathematical space; topological space ((mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind)

outer space (any location outside the Earth's atmosphere)


INFINITE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude

Context examples:

the infinite ingenuity of man / infinite wealth

Similar:

inexhaustible; unlimited (that cannot be entirely consumed or used up)

endless (infinitely great in number)

dateless; endless; sempiternal (having no known beginning and presumably no end)

boundless; limitless; unbounded (seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent)

Also:

immortal (not subject to death)

Antonym:

finite (bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent)


Sense 2infinite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)

Synonyms:

non-finite; infinite

Context example:

infinite verb form

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Antonym:

finite (of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person)


Sense 3infinite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Too numerous to be counted

Synonyms:

unnumerable; unnumbered; unnumberable; uncounted; numberless; myriad; multitudinous; innumerous; innumerable; countless; infinite

Context examples:

incalculable riches / countless hours / an infinite number of reasons / innumerable difficulties / the multitudinous seas / myriad stars / untold thousands

Similar:

incalculable (not capable of being computed or enumerated)


Sense 4infinite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Total and all-embracing

Context example:

God's infinite wisdom

Similar:

absolute (perfect or complete or pure)


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