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eternal Explained

eternal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ı'tə:nəl]

eternal at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1366 (in variant form eterne), from O.Fr. eternal, from L.L. ?iternalis, from L. ?iternus contraction of ?iviternus "of great age," from ?ivum "age." Eternity first attested c.1374. ///

eternal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin aeternus 'eternal']//
1 continuing for ever and having no end: --the Christian promise of eternal life// --She's an eternal optimist (=she always expects that good things will happen) .//
2 seeming to continue for ever, especially because of being boring or annoying: never-ending// --the eternal arguments between mother and son//
3 eternal truths: principles that are always true//

eternal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "eternal":
ageless, all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, all-knowing,
all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, boundless, ceaseless,
changeless, coeternal, constant, continual, continuous, countless,
creating, creative, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring,
eternally the same, eterne, ever-being, ever-durable, ever-during,
everlasting, everliving, exhaustless, extending everywhere, fixed,
glorious, good, hallowed, highest, holy, illimitable, illimited,
immeasurable, immemorial, immense, immortal, immutable,
incalculable, incessant, incomprehensible, indestructible,
inexhaustible, infinite, infinitely continuous, innumerable,
interminable, interminate, invariable, just, lasting, limitless,
loving, luminous, majestic, making, measureless, merciful,
never-ceasing, never-ending, no end of, nonstop, nonterminating,
nonterminous, numinous, olamic, omnipotent, omnipresent,
omniscient, one, perdurable, permanent, perpetual, persistent,
radiant, recurrent, relentless, sacred, sempiternal, shaping,
shoreless, sovereign, steady, sumless, supreme, termless, timeless,
ubiquitous, unalterable, unbounded, unceasing, unchanged,
unchanging, uncircumscribed, undefined, undiminished, undying,
unending, unfaltering, unfathomable, unintermitting, uninterrupted,
universal, unlimited, unmeasurable, unmeasured, unnumbered,
unplumbed, unremitting, untold, unvarying, unwavering,
without bound, without end, without limit, without measure,
without number

eternal at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Continuity): continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unremitting, unrelenting, perennial, eternal, evergreen, constant.

[V] (Perpetuity): last forever, endure forever, go on forever, have no end, eternalize, perpetuate, institutionalize.

[ADJ] (Perpetuity): perpetual, eternal, everlasting, continual, endless, unending, ceaseless, incessant, uninterrupted, unceasing, endless, unending, interminable, evergreen, deathless, immortal, undying, imperishable.

eternal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 without an end; existing or continuing for ever:
the promise of eternal life in heaven * She's an eternal optimist (= she always expects that the best will happen). * eternal truths (= ideas that are always true and never change) * Newspapers are simply responding to the eternal fascination of their readers with the private lives of the rich and famous.
2 [only before noun] (disapproving) happening often and seeming never to stop:
I'm tired of your eternal arguments.
eternally adverb:
I'll be eternally grateful to you for this. * women trying to look eternally young

eternal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 without an end; existing or continuing for ever:
the promise of eternal life in heaven * She's an eternal optimist (= she always expects that the best will happen). * eternal truths (= ideas that are always true and never change) * Newspapers are simply responding to the eternal fascination of their readers with the private lives of the rich and famous.
2 [only before noun] (disapproving) happening often and seeming never to stop:
I'm tired of your eternal arguments.
eternally adverb:
I'll be eternally grateful to you for this. * women trying to look eternally young

Eternal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eternal \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.

Eternal \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.
10.

3. Continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless;
constant.

And fires eternal in thy temple shine. --Dryden.

4. Existing at all times without change; immutable.

Hobbes believed the eternal truths which he opposed.
--Dryden.

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}.

eternal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

eternal at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* æternal Inter: qualifier » chiefly archaic
  • æternall Inter: qualifier » obsolete
  • eternall Inter: qualifier » obsolete

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » LL.|en Inter: term » aeternalis|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » aeternus||eternal|lang=la, from Inter: term » aevum||age|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » en-us-eternal.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)nəl

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Lasting forever; unending.
    1. Inter: quote-news »


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    1. Inter: philosoph » y existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » lasting forever; unending permanent, sempiternal, endless, everlasting

  • Inter: sense » existing outside time timeless, atemporal

    Antonyms

    * sempiternal

    Antonyms

    * ephemeral

    Derived terms

    * eternal life
  • eternal recurrence
  • eternal return

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » lasting forever
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հավերժական|tr=haveržakan|sc=Armn
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|অনন্ত|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|অমর|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вечен|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|etern, Inter: t- » ca|eternal
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|永遠|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|永远|tr=yǒngyuǎn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|věčný|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eeuwig
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ikuinen, Inter: t- » fi|päättymätön
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|éternel
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ewig
  • Greek:
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|ἀΐδιος|sc=polytonic|tr=aïdios
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|נצח|m|tr=natzkhi|alt=נצחי|sc=Hebr
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|सनातन|m|tr=sanaatan|sc=Deva
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|eilífur

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|eterno
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|永遠|alt=永遠の|tr=えいえんの, eien-no, Inter: t+ » ja|永久|alt=永久の|tr=えいきゅうの, eikyū-no
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|êtèrnel
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|영원히|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|ebedî, Inter: t+ » ku|herherî, Inter: t+ » ku|hetahetayî, Inter: t+ » ku|bêdawî
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|aeternus
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|evig, Inter: t- » no|endeløs, Inter: t- » no|evinnelig
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wieczny|m, Inter: t- » pl|wieczysty|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вечный|tr=véčnyj
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|सनातन
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|maireannach, Inter: t- » gd|sìorraidh
    • Serbian: večan, vekotrajan, vekovečan
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|večen
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|eterno, Inter: t+ » es|eternal
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|evig
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|sonsuz


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * enteral, teneral
    Category: Category:English words suffixed with -al -
    Category: Category:en:Time -

    Catalan

    Adjective

    Inter: ca-adj » type=mf
  • Inter: l » en|eternal

    Synonyms

    * Inter: l » ca|etern

  • Spanish

    Adjective

    Inter: es-adj » pl=eternales
  • Inter: l » en|eternal

    Synonyms

    * eterno

  • Category: Category:es:Time -
    Translation: cy » eternal
    Translation: et » eternal
    Translation: el » eternal
    Translation: es » eternal
    Translation: fa » eternal
    Translation: fr » eternal
    Translation: ko » eternal
    Translation: io » eternal
    Translation: it » eternal
    Translation: kn » eternal
    Translation: ku » eternal
    Translation: lt » eternal
    Translation: li » eternal
    Translation: hu » eternal
    Translation: mg » eternal
    Translation: ml » eternal
    Translation: my » eternal
    Translation: ja » eternal
    Translation: pl » eternal
    Translation: pt » eternal
    Translation: ru » eternal
    Translation: fi » eternal
    Translation: sv » eternal
    Translation: ta » eternal
    Translation: te » eternal
    Translation: tr » eternal
    Translation: vi » eternal
    Translation: zh » eternal