noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English eternite, from Middle French eternité, from Latin aeternitat-, aeternitas, from aeternus Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being eternal 2. infinite time <
lasting throughout eternity
3. plural age 3b 4. the state after death ; immortality 5. a seemingly endless or immeasurable time <
an eternity of delays

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