- immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness.
- indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money.
- unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.: the infinite nature of outer space.
- unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless: God's infinite mercy.
- not finite.
- (of a set) having elements that can be put into one-to-one correspondence with a subset that is not the given set.
- something that is infinite.
- Mathematics. an infinite quantity or magnitude.
- the boundless regions of space.
- the Infinite (Being), God.
Origin of infinite
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Examples from the Web for infinitely
Fated to die in the end like all the others he describes himself as “the saddest man in the world… infinitely sad.”How Hitch & Amis Discovered Evil In My House
September 28, 2014
Our meritocracy has become the ideology of a self-concerned, infinitely ambitious, and basically fearful economy.We Need More Class Traitors: Solving America’s Meritocracy Problem
April 20, 2014
And will the new virus force the survivors out of the prison and into the big, bad (and infinitely more interesting) world?The Walking Dead ‘Infected’ Recap: There Will Be Exploding Faces
October 21, 2013
He advised diners to flee “right back out the door … you will be spared an infinitely larger measure of tedium.”Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells
November 16, 2012
Which, as all writers will agree, is at least infinitely better than having one or two people show up.How I Write: Erik Larson Revisits ‘Isaac’s Storm’
October 31, 2012
Hope is infinitely better than you are, and I believe she is more capable of loving.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
War is infinitely more costly than the costliest preparedness.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
How mysterious, how infinitely tender it sounded in that awful blackness!Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
It would be infinitely safer for you to follow carefully what I am saying.The Secret Agent
For them her breast was soft and warm and infinitely tender.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
- having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
- (as noun; preceded by the)the infinite
- extremely or immeasurably great or numerousinfinite wealth
- all-embracing, absolute, or totalGod's infinite wisdom
- having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etcan infinite series
- (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself
- (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integrationCompare finite (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for infinitely
late 14c., "eternal, limitless," also "extremely great in number," from Old French infinit "endless, boundless," and directly from Latin infinitus "unbounded, unlimited," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + finitus "defining, definite," from finis "end" (see finish). The noun meaning "that which is infinite" is from 1580s.
- Relating to a set that can be put into a one-to-one correspondence with some proper subset of its own members.
- Relating to or being a numerical quantity describing the size of such a set.
- Being without an upper or lower numerical bound.