Definition of infinite adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪnət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪnət//
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  1. 1very great; impossible to measure synonym boundless an infinite variety of plants a teacher with infinite patience (ironic) The company in its infinite wisdom decided to close the staff restaurant (= they thought it was a good thing to do, but nobody else agreed). an almost infinite variety of shades
  2. 2without limits; without end an infinite universe opposite finite
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin infinitus, from in- ‘not’ + finitus ‘finished, finite’, past participle of finire, from finis ‘end’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: infinite