V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: an immeasurable unit of time

Synonyms: age, era

Antonyms: interval

Tips: Eon comes from the Greek aion, which means "lifetime" or "age." Eon is often used informally to mean a long time ago, as in, "Oh, that was eons ago." In this context, it is almost often used in the plural. It is also used in its precise meaning in the scientific world.

Usage Examples:

The event that formed this canyon must have happened eons ago. (ages)

No one can imagine what life might be like on earth--if earth still exists--eons from now. (ages)

It seems like eons since childhood and the days of hanging out at the beach without any cares. (ages)

I wasn't sure if he would still remember me since eons had passed since we last saw each other. (ages)

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