Pronunciation: (i-tûr'ni-tē),[key] —n., —pl.-ties. 1. infinite time; duration without beginning or end.
2. eternal existence, esp. as contrasted with mortal life: the eternity of God. 3. Theol.the timeless state into which the soul passes at a person's death.
4. an endless or seemingly endless period of time: We had to wait an eternity for the check to arrive. 5. eternities,the truths or realities of life and thought that are regarded as timeless or eternal.