from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no boundaries or limits.
- adj. Immeasurably great or large; boundless: infinite patience; a discovery of infinite importance.
- adj. Mathematics Existing beyond or being greater than any arbitrarily large value.
- adj. Mathematics Unlimited in spatial extent: a line of infinite length.
- adj. Mathematics Of or relating to a set capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with a proper subset of itself.
- n. Something infinite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having infinitely many elements.
- n. Infinitely many.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space.
- adj. Without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably great; perfect; ; -- opposed to
- adj. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense; gigantic; prodigious.
- adj. Greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind; -- said of certain quantities.
- adj. 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.
- n. That which is infinite; boundless space or duration; infinity; boundlessness.
- n. An infinite quantity or magnitude.
- n. An infinity; an incalculable or very great number.
- n. The Infinite Being; God; the Almighty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Immeasurably or innumerably great; so great as to be absolutely incapable of being measured or counted.
- All-embracing; lacking nothing; the greatest possible; perfect; absolute: applied only to Divinity.
- Boundless; unbounded; endless; without limit; interminable. In this sense the surface of a pea is infinite, while a plane of immeasurable extent whose continuity is interrupted by one small hole is finite.
- By hyperbole, indefinitely extensive; beyond our powers of measuring or reckoning.
- [Tr. Gr.
ἀόριστος: see aorist.] In logic, modified, as a term, by a sign of negation.
- n. Anything which is infinite, in any sense.
- n. A large number; a crowd.
- n. In geometry, the plane on which lie all points at infinity and all straights at infinity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. total and all-embracing
- adj. too numerous to be counted
- adj. having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude
- n. the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
- adj. of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)
Middle English infinit, from Old French, from Latin īnfīnītus : in-, not; see in-1 + fīnītus, finite, from past participle of fīnīre, to limit; see finite.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin infinitus, from in- ("not") + finis ("end") + the perfect passive participle ending -itus. (Wiktionary)