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

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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is infinite. --Ps. cxlvii. 5. [1913 Webster]

O God, how infinite thou art! --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense; gigantic; prodigious. [1913 Webster]

Infinite riches in a little room. --Marlowe. [1913 Webster]

Which infinite calamity shall cause To human life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. (Math.) Greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind; -- said of certain quantities. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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