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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective E*ter"nal
Senses
  1. Without beginning or end of existence; always existing."The eternal God is thy refuge." [Deut. xxxiii. 27.]"To know wether there were any real being, whose duration has been eternal." [Locke.]
  2. Without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal."That they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory." [2 Tim. ii. 10.]
  3. Continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant."And fires eternal in thy temple shine." [Dryden.]
  4. Existing at all times without change; immutable."Hobbes believed the eternal truths which he opposed." [Dryden.]"What are the eternal objects of poetry among all nations, and at all times?" [M. Arnold.]
  5. Exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive."Some eternalvillain."
    synonyms: Everlasting; endless; infinite; ceaseless; perpetual; interminable. See Everlasting.

Etymology: F. ├ęternel, L. aeternalis, fr. aeternus. See Etern

noun E*ter"nal
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  1. One of the appellations of God."Law whereby the Eternal himself doth work." [Hooker.]
  2. That which is endless and immortal.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Tiresomely long; seemingly without end ("the wait seemed eternal" and "eternal quarreling")
  2. Continuing forever or indefinitely ("eternal truths")
Wiktionary

From Old French eternal, from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus (“eternal”), from aevum (“age”).

eternal was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Spanish

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Fun Facts about the name Eternal

  • How Popular is the name Eternal? Eternal is the 90,832nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Eternal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Eternal in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eternal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eternal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eternal is Tuesday, April 9th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Eternal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eternal was in 2010 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Eternal: Your name in reverse order is Lanrete. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eeatrln. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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