[syn: countless, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerable]
4. total and all-embracing;
- Example: "God's infinite wisdom"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infinite \In"fi*nite\, n.
1. That which is infinite; boundless space or duration;
Not till the weight is heaved from off the air, and
the thunders roll down the horizon, will the serene
light of God flow upon us, and the blue infinite
embrace us again. --J.
2. (Math.) An infinite quantity or magnitude.
3. An infinity; an incalculable or very great number.
Glittering chains, embroidered richly o'er
With infinite of pearls and finest gold. --Fanshawe.
4. The Infinite Being; God; the Almighty.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infinite \In"fi*nite\, a. [L. infinitus: cf. F. infini. See
In- not, and Finite.]
1. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite
duration or distance.
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.
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.
Great is our Lord, and of great power; his
understanding is infinite. --Ps. cxlvii.
O God, how infinite thou art! --I. Watts.
3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense;
Infinite riches in a little room. --Marlowe.
Which infinite calamity shall cause
To human life. --Milton.
4. (Math.) Greater than any assignable quantity of the same
kind; -- said of certain quantities.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent
or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite
wealth" [ant: finite]
2: of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a
participle or gerund or infinitive); "infinite verb form"
[syn: infinite, non-finite] [ant: finite]
3: too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless
hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable
difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars";
"untold thousands" [syn: countless, infinite,
innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad,
numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered,
4: total and all-embracing; "God's infinite wisdom"
n 1: the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they
tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the
boundless regions of the infinite" [syn: space,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
220 Moby Thesaurus words for "infinite":
Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
Homeric, abysmal, ageless, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot,
all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, all-knowing, all-powerful,
all-present, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, ample, amplitudinous,
astronomic, astronomical, awesome, bottomless, boundless, broad,
bulky, capacious, cardinal, ceaseless, changeless, coeternal,
colossal, commodious, constant, continual, continuous, cosmic,
countless, creating, creative, dateless, decimal, deep,
differential, digital, elephantine, endless, enormous, epic,
eternal, eternally the same, eterne, even, ever-being,
ever-durable, ever-during, everlasting, everliving, everywhere,
exhaustless, expansive, exponential, extended, extending,
extending everywhere, extensive, far-reaching, figural, figurate,
figurative, finite, fractional, galactic, giant, giantlike,
gigantic, glorious, good, hallowed, heroic, highest, holy, huge,
illimitable, illimited, imaginary, immeasurable, immemorial,
immense, immortal, immutable, impair, impossible, incalculable,
incessant, incomprehensible, indefinite, indestructible,
indeterminable, indeterminate, inestimable, inexhaustible,
infinitely continuous, innumerable, integral, interminable,
interminate, irrational, jumbo, just, king-size, large, limitless,
logarithmic, logometric, loving, luminous, majestic, making,
mammoth, massive, massy, measureless, merciful, mighty, monster,
monstrous, monumental, mountainous, multitudinous, negative,
never-ceasing, never-ending, no end of, nonstop, nonterminating,
nonterminous, numberless, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric,
numinous, odd, olamic, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one,
ordinal, outsize, overgrown, pair, perdurable, permanent,
perpetual, positive, possible, prime, prodigious, profound,
radiant, radical, rational, real, reciprocal, roomy, sacred,
sempiternal, shaping, shoreless, sizable, sovereign, spacious,
spreading, steady, stupendous, submultiple, sumless, supreme, surd,
termless, timeless, titanic, towering, transcendental, tremendous,
ubiquitous, unbounded, unceasing, unchanging, uncircumscribed,
uncountable, uncounted, undefined, undying, unending, unfathomable,
unintermitting, uninterrupted, universal, unlimited, unmeasurable,
unmeasured, unnumbered, unplumbed, unremitting, untold, vast,
voluminous, weighty, wide, widespread, without bound, without end,
without limit, without measure, without number
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
[common] Consisting of a large number of objects; extreme. Used very
loosely as in: ?This program produces infinite garbage.? ?He is an infinite
loser.? The word most likely to follow infinite, though, is hair. (It has
been pointed out that fractals are an excellent example of infinite hair.)
These uses are abuses of the word's mathematical meaning. The term
semi-infinite, denoting an immoderately large amount of some resource, is
also heard. ?This compiler is taking a semi-infinite amount of time to
optimize my program.? See also semi.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. Bigger than any natural number. There are
various formal set definitions in set theory: a set X is
(i) There is a bijection between X and a proper subset of X.
(ii) There is an injection from the set N of natural numbers to
(iii) There is an injection from each natural number n to X.
These definitions are not necessarily equivalent unless we
accept the Axiom of Choice.
2. The length of a line extended indefinitely.
See also infinite loop, infinite set.