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ae·on

 (ē′ŏn′, ē′ən)
n.
Variant of eon.

aeon

(ˈiːən; ˈiːɒn) or

eon

n
1. an immeasurably long period of time; age
2. (Astronomy) a period of one thousand million years
3. (Theology) (often capital) gnosticism one of the powers emanating from the supreme being and culminating in the demiurge
[C17: from Greek aiōn an infinitely long time]

e•on

or ae•on

(ˈi ən, ˈi ɒn)

n.
1. an indefinitely long period of time; age.
2. the largest division of geologic time, comprising two or more eras.
3. one billion years.
[1640–50; < Late Latin aeōn < Greek aiṓn space of time, age]

Aeon

 an indefinitely long period of time.
Example: aeons of time, 1647.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aeon - (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
Gnosticism - a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
2.aeon - the longest division of geological time
geologic time, geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
geological era, era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
3.aeon - an immeasurably long period of time; "oh, that happened eons ago"
long time, years, age - a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"

eon

also aeon
noun
A long time:
eternity, long, year (used in plural).
Informal: age (used in plural), blue moon.
Translations

aeon

[ˈiːən] N
1. (Astron) → eón m
2. (fig) → eternidad f

aeon

[ˈiːɒn] néternité f

aeon

nÄon m (geh), → Ewigkeit f; through aeons of timeäonenlang (geh)

aeon

eon (esp Am) [ˈiːən] neternità f inv
References in classic literature ?
Only the old moon would shine on serenely, the night wind would stir the grasses, and the wide earth would take its rest, even as it did aeons before we were, and will do aeons after we have been forgotten.
And when Bragelonne, ardent, angry, and melancholy, spoke with contempt of royal words, of the equivocal faith which certain madmen draw from promises that emanate from thrones, when, passing over two centuries, with that rapidity of a bird that traverses a narrow strait to go from one continent to the other, Raoul ventured to predict the time in which kings would be esteemed as less than other men, Athos said to him, in his serene, persuasive voice, "You are right, Raoul; all that you say will happen; kings will lose their privileges, as stars which have survived their aeons lose their splendor.
I used to refute him by telling him that I measured his immortality by the wings of his soul, and that I should have to live endless aeons in order to achieve the full measurement.