Definitions of indefinite

  1. Indefinitely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. not decided or not known; "were indefinite about their plans"; "plans are indefinite" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Not definite; not limited, defined, or specified; not explicit; not determined or fixed upon; not precise; uncertain; vague; confused; obscure; as, an indefinite time, plan, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Boundless; infinite. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Too numerous or variable to make a particular enumeration important; - said of the parts of a flower, and the like. Also, indeterminate. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. Not limited: not precise or certain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Not definite, determinate, or precise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Not limited; not determinate; of no fixed number. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for indefinite

  1. In some indefinite way the question jarred horribly. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. Here we see that the same words may be indefinite or definite according to circumstances. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles