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Meaning of ETERNAL

Pronunciation:  i'turnl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"
  2. [adj]  lasting for an indefinitely long period of time
  3. [adj]  continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

ETERNAL is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: aeonian, ageless, endless, eonian, everlasting, immortal, interminable, lasting, long, permanent, perpetual, unceasing, unending



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*ter"nal\, a. [F. ['e]ternel, L. aeternalis, fr.
    aeternus. See {Etern}.]
    1. Without beginning or end of existence; always existing.
             The eternal God is thy refuge.        --Deut.
                                                   xxxiii. 27.
             To know wether there were any real being, whose
             duration has been eternal.            --Locke.
    2. Without end of existence or duration; everlasting;
       endless; immortal.
             That they may also obtain the salvation which is in
             Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.     --2 Tim. ii.
    3. Continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless;
             And fires eternal in thy temple shine. --Dryden.
    4. Existing at all times without change; immutable.
             Hobbes believed the eternal truths which he opposed.
             What are the eternal objects of poetry among all
             nations, and at all times?            --M. Arnold.
    5. Exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive.
       ``Some eternal villain.''
    {The Eternal City}, an appellation of Rome.
    Syn: Everlasting; endless; infinite; ceaseless; perpetual;
         interminable. See {Everlasting}.
  2. \E*ter"nal\, n.
    1. One of the appellations of God.
             Law whereby the Eternal himself doth work. --Hooker.
    2. That which is endless and immortal. --Young.
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