eternity

[ ih-tur-ni-tee ]
/ ɪˈtɜr nɪ ti /

noun, plural e·ter·ni·ties.

infinite time; duration without beginning or end.
eternal existence, especially as contrasted with mortal life: the eternity of God.
Theology. the timeless state into which the soul passes at a person's death.
an endless or seemingly endless period of time: We had to wait an eternity for the check to arrive.
eternities, the truths or realities of life and thought that are regarded as timeless or eternal.

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Origin of eternity

1325–75; Middle English eternite<Latin aeternitās.See eterne, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM eternity

non·e·ter·ni·ty, nounpre·e·ter·ni·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for eternity

eternity
/ (ɪˈtɜːnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

endless or infinite time
the quality, state, or condition of being eternal
(usually plural) any of the aspects of life and thought that are considered to be timeless, esp timeless and true
theol the condition of timeless existence, believed by some to characterize the afterlife
a seemingly endless period of timean eternity of waiting
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