What does the word infinitive mean?

Usage examples for infinitive

  1. If we wish to speak of something relating to a time prior to that indicated in the past tense we must use the perfect tense of the infinitive; as, " He appeared to have seen better days." – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  2. The Infinitive mood is that form of the verb, which expresses the being, action, or passion, in an unlimited manner, and without person or number: as, To die,- to sleep;- To sleep! – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. The infinitive, in fact, is governed by the preposition to; and the preceding verb, if it has no other object, is intransitive. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown