Meaning of INFINITE in English


I. ˈin-fə-nət adjective

Etymology: Middle English infinit, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin infinitus, from in- + finitus finite

Date: 14th century

1. : extending indefinitely : endless

infinite space

2. : immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive : inexhaustible

infinite patience

3. : subject to no limitation or external determination


a. : extending beyond, lying beyond, or being greater than any preassigned finite value however large

infinite number of positive numbers

b. : extending to infinity

infinite plane surface

c. : characterized by an infinite number of elements or terms

an infinite set

an infinite series

• in·fi·nite·ly adverb

• in·fi·nite·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 15th century

: something that is infinite (as in extent, duration, or number)

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.