Eternal E*ter"nal, a. [F. ['e]ternel, L. aeternalis, fr. aeternus. See {Etern}.] 1. Without beginning or end of existence; always existing. [1913 Webster]

The eternal God is thy refuge. --Deut. xxxiii. 27. [1913 Webster]

To know wether there were any real being, whose duration has been eternal. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal. [1913 Webster]

That they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. --2 Tim. ii. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. Continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant. [1913 Webster]

And fires eternal in thy temple shine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Existing at all times without change; immutable. [1913 Webster]

Hobbes believed the eternal truths which he opposed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

What are the eternal objects of poetry among all nations, and at all times? --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

5. Exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive. ``Some eternal villain.'' [1913 Webster]

{The Eternal City}, an appellation of Rome.

Syn: Everlasting; endless; infinite; ceaseless; perpetual; interminable. See {Everlasting}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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