Definitions for: Infinite


[adj] total and all-embracing; "God's infinite wisdom"
[adj] too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"
[adj] having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth"
[adj] (grammar) of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive); "infinite verb form"



Webster (1913) Definition: In"fi*nite, a. [L. infinitus: cf. F. infini. See
In- not, and Finite.]
1. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite
duration or distance.

Whatever is finite, as finite, will admit of no
comparative relation with infinity; for whatever is
less than infinite is still infinitely distant from
infinity; and lower than infinite distance the
lowest or least can not sink. --H. Brooke.

2. Without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or
excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably
great; perfect; as, the infinite wisdom and goodness of
God; -- opposed to finite.

Great is our Lord, and of great power; his
understanding is infinite. --Ps. cxlvii.
5.

O God, how infinite thou art! --I. Watts.

3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense;
gigantic; prodigious.

Infinite riches in a little room. --Marlowe.

Which infinite calamity shall cause To human life.
--Milton.

4. (Math.) Greater than any assignable quantity of the same
kind; -- said of certain quantities.

5. (Mus.) Capable of endless repetition; -- said of certain
forms of the canon, called also perpetual fugues, so
constructed that their ends lead to their beginnings, and
the performance may be incessantly repeated. --Moore
(Encyc. of Music).

Syn: Boundless; immeasurable; illimitable; interminable;
limitless; unlimited; endless; eternal.


In"fi*nite, n.
1. That which is infinite; boundless space or duration;
infinity; boundlessness.

Not till the weight is heaved from off the air, and
the thunders roll down the horizon, will the serene
light of God flow upon us, and the blue infinite
embrace us again. --J.
Martineau.

2. (Math.) An infinite quantity or magnitude.

3. An infinity; an incalculable or very great number.

Glittering chains, embroidered richly o'er With
infinite of pearls and finest gold. --Fanshawe.

4. The Infinite Being; God; the Almighty.

Synonyms: absolute, boundless, countless, dateless, endless, incalculable, inexhaustible, infinitive, innumerable, innumerous, limitless, multitudinous, myriad(a), non-finite, numberless, sempiternal, unbounded, uncounted, unlimited, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerable

Antonyms: finite

See Also: immortal

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