indefinite

[ɪndˈɛfɪnət], [ɪndˈɛfɪnət], [ɪ_n_d_ˈɛ_f_ɪ_n_ə_t]

Definitions of indefinite:

  1.   Indefinitely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Not limited: not precise or certain. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Not exact; vague; uncertain; having no particular limit; too numerous or variable to be easily counted. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Not definite or limited; not precise. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Not defined or determinate; not precise or certain; that has no determinate or certain limits. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Not limited; not precise or certain; not distinctly marked; vague or unsettled; in bot., applied to inflorescence in which the central or terminal flower is the last to expand; having more than twenty stamens; very numerous, as ovules or seeds. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   INDEFINITENESS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Not limited; not determinate; of no fixed number. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Quotes for indefinite:

  1. Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. – Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty- of the indefinite expansion of possibility. – Susan Sontag
  3. Civilization is a progress from an indefinite incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity. – Herbert Spencer
  4. The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is- a change from an indefinite incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter. – Herbert Spencer
  5. In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite conventional standard of wealth. – Thorstein Veblen

Usage examples for indefinite:

  1. In some indefinite way the question jarred horribly. ” – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. The plan of campaign was somewhat indefinite – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  3. “ " Well," Dr. Leoh said, turning to the president, " it seems that I must request an indefinite leave of absence." ” – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  4. Mark thought that, as the season was well forward, they might take a car to the park or the beach, but the plan had been left indefinite – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  5. Here we see that the same words may be indefinite or definite according to circumstances. ” – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  6. “ I sha'n't be happy again until I know that you four- and no more- are coming back to Schloss Rothhoefen for an indefinite stay. ” – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. But, Ellen dear,- Mrs. O'Brien stretched out an appealing, indefinite hand- what's this you're saying when you've got the money right there? ” – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  8. It was a reluctant, rebellious feeling, mingled with an indefinite fear, but it was admiration none the less. ” – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  9. These words, hard as they were, John uttered so softly and with such infinite grief and pain, that they struck the young man, not with anger, but with an indefinite awe, as if a ghost from his youth- his wasted youth- had risen up to point out that truth, and show him that what seemed insult or vengeance was only a bitter necessity. ” – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  10. “ Jenkintown was a small place, where she felt she could hide securely, and remain covered up for an indefinite time. ” – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton

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