eternity

Eternity means "forever," like living for all eternity. Or it can mean something that seems like it will go on for forever, like waiting an eternity for your sister to get out of the bathroom.

Eternity means "time without end, or infinity," like people who promise to love one another for eternity — they aren't planning to ever split up. When you put the word an before eternity, you can use it to describe a very long — too long — period of time, so that you can use it to complain. For example, you might use the phrase "it felt like an eternity," after waiting twenty minutes to get an ice cream cone.

Definitions of eternity
  1. noun
    time without end
    synonyms: infinity
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    types:
    alpha and omega
    the first and last; signifies God's eternity
    type of:
    time
    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  2. noun
    a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)
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    type of:
    interval, time interval
    a definite length of time marked off by two instants
  3. noun
    a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
    synonyms: timeless existence, timelessness
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    type of:
    being, beingness, existence
    the state or fact of existing
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