eternity [eternities, -'s] n

see eternal, adj.

  1. Immortality; heaven; a period of time or state of being which the soul enters at death, which is never-ending.
  2. Pre-existence; a period of time which occurred before birth, which has no beginning.
  3. Endlessness; a space or period of time felt to be endless [more commonplace than def. D.]
  4. Timelessness; all encompassing time, including before birth and after death. E.D. describes it as an ocean upon an ocean and yet a further ocean [see 695]; [Spiritual connotations.]