Etymology: Middle English infinit, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin infinitus, from in- + finitus finite
Date: 14th century
1. extending indefinitely ; endless <infinite space> 2. immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive ; inexhaustible <infinite patience> 3. subject to no limitation or external determination 4. a. extending beyond, lying beyond, or being greater than any preassigned finite value however large <infinite number of positive numbers> b. extending to infinity <infinite plane surface> c. characterized by an infinite number of elements or terms <an infinite set> <an infinite series> • infinitely adverb • infiniteness noun II. noun Date: 15th century something that is infinite (as in extent, duration, or number)
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.