Associations to the word «Eternal»


ETERNAL, adjective. Lasting forever; unending.
ETERNAL, adjective. (philosophy) existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly
ETERNAL, adjective. (dated) Exceedingly great or bad; used as an intensifier.
ETERNAL CITY, proper noun. A nickname for Rome
ETERNAL LIFE, noun. Immortality
ETERNAL RECURRENCE, noun. (cosmology) (religion) (philosophy) The belief or theory that all the events in cosmic history repeat in an endless cycle.
ETERNAL RETURN, noun. (cosmology) (religion) (philosophy) Eternal recurrence.
ETERNAL SEPTEMBER, proper noun. (internet slang) September 1993, the month in which Internet service provider America Online began offering Usenet access to its userbase, leading to a large influx of new posters with little or no idea of netiquette.
ETERNAL SIN, noun. (Christianity) Any of the sins that are unpardonable by God and therefore make salvation impossible.
ETERNAL SINS, noun. Plural of eternal sin
ETERNAL SLEEP, noun. (mythology) (fiction) (fantasy) A magical state of suspended animation, where-in the recipient is placed in a state of ageless, deathless, everlasting sleep. Well-known examples are Endymion, (the lover of the Greek moon goddess, Selene), and the princess from Sleeping Beauty.
ETERNAL SLEEP, noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Death
ETERNAL TRIANGLE, noun. (idiomatic) A relationship involving three persons (usually two women and one man or two men and one woman) among whom there are conflicting and competing attachments of a romantic or emotional nature.

Dictionary definition

ETERNAL, adjective. 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, adjective. Tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon".

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