- An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age."The eons of geological time." [Huxley.]
- [Gnostic Philos] One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being."Among the higher Æons are Mind, Reason, Power, Truth, and Life." [Am. Cyc.]
Note: ☞ Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill various functions in the material and spiritual universe.
Etymology: L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See Age