Definition of Eternal

1. Adjective. Continuing forever or indefinitely. "The unending bliss of heaven"




2. Adjective. Tiresomely long; seemingly without end. "An interminable sermon"
Exact synonyms: Endless, Interminable
Similar to: Long
Derivative terms: Endlessness, Eternity

Definition of Eternal

1. a. Without beginning or end of existence; always existing.

2. n. One of the appellations of God.

Definition of Eternal

1. Adjective. Lasting forever; unending. ¹

2. Adjective. (philosophy) existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eternal

1. something lasting forever [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eternal

etchants
etched
etcher
etchers
etches
etchi
etching
etching scribe
etchings
eten
etendue
etens
eteostic
eteostics
eterminable
eternal (current term)
eternal damnation
eternal life
eternal recurrence
eternal rest
eternal return
eternal sleep
eternalise
eternalism
eternalist
eternalists
eternality
eternalize
eternalized
eternalizes

Literary usage of Eternal

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1. Leviathan: Or, The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical by Thomas Hobbes (1885)
"Of the Signification in Scripture of eternal Life, Hell, Salvation, the World to Come, and Redemption. THE maintenance of civil society depending on justice ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He who would place the reason of predestination either in man alone or in God alone would inevitably be led into heretical conclusions about eternal ..."

3. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"Matter HAP' ' must be allowed eternal: Why ? because you cannot conceive how it can be made out of nothing: why do you not also think yourself eternal? ..."

4. The City of God by Augustine, Marcus Dods (1871)
"This blessedness is named eternal, not because it shall endure for many ages, though at last it shall come to an end, but because, according to the words of ..."

5. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"And so is life either ' to' Christ or ' not to' Christ, and necessarily ends in ' the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world' or in ' the eternal ..."

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