Webster 1913 Edition
Not definite; not limited, defined, or specified; not explicit; not determined or fixed upon; not precise; uncertain; vague; confused; obscure;
indefinitetime, plan, etc.
It were to be wished that . . . men would leave off that
indefiniteway of vouching, “the chymists say this,” or “the chymists affirm that.”
The time of this last is left
Having no determined or certain limits; large and unmeasured, though not infinite; unlimited;
indefiniteextension of a straight line
Though it is not infinite, it may be
indefinite; though it is not boundless in itself, it may be so to human comprehension.
Indefiniteand omnipresent God,
W. Thompson (1745).
Too numerous or variable to make a particular enumeration important; – said of the parts of a flower, and the like. Also, indeterminate.
Syn. – Inexplicit; vague; uncertain; unsettled; indeterminate; loose; equivocal; inexact; approximate.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Not limited or defined; not determinate; not precise or certain; as an indefinite time. An indefinite proposition, term or phrase, is one which has not a precise meaning or limited signification.
2.That has no certain limits, or to which the human mind can affix none, as indefinite space. A space may be indefinite, though not infinite.