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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 eter·nal /ɪˈtɝnḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ter·nal, n.
 1. One of the appellations of God.
    Law whereby the Eternal himself doth work.   --Hooker.
 2. That which is endless and immortal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ter·nal a.
 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 eternal villain.”
 The Eternal City, an appellation of Rome.
 Syn: -- Everlasting; endless; infinite; ceaseless; perpetual; interminable. See Everlasting.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of
             love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life
             everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending
             bliss of heaven" [syn: ageless, everlasting, perpetual,
              unending, unceasing]
      2: lasting for an indefinitely long period of time [syn: everlasting,
          lasting, eonian, aeonian]
      3: tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates";
         "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal";
         "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon" [syn: endless,