bot·​tom·​less | \ˈbä-təm-ləs \

Definition of bottomless 

1 : having no bottom a bottomless chair

2a : extremely deep

b : impossible to comprehend : unfathomable a bottomless mystery

c : boundless, unlimited

3a [ from the absence of lower as well as upper garments ] : nude bottomless dancers

b : featuring nude entertainers

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Other Words from bottomless

bottomlessly adverb
bottomlessness noun

Examples of bottomless in a Sentence

the wealthy couple are generous hosts, providing a bottomless supply of food and drink the killer threw the gun into what he thought was a bottomless pit

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Meatheads: $2 for each bottomless fries order Friday only. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Celebrate National French Fry day with what else, french fry deals," 13 July 2018 Red Robin Red Robin treats every day like it’s national fry day with their bottomless fries. Hayley Harding,, "Celebrate National French Fry Day With These Fry Deals," 13 July 2018 More: Miss them? Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are making a comeback Wayback Burgers: Get free bottomless fries with the purchase of a burger or sandwich Friday at participating locations. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Fry Day is Friday! Where to score free french fries and deals," 12 July 2018 More telling than these, though, or anything else in the film, is the bottomless flow of period stills and footage: a treasury, especially, of crowd scenes, all eloquently reflective of the America of the times. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "When ‘The Circus’ Came to Town," 4 Oct. 2018 To avoid this, plant mints in bottomless containers that are at least 15 inches deep and sunk in the ground with one or two inches protruding above the soil surface, or plant above the ground in tubs and barrels. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden," 22 Aug. 2018 But the competitive angle Laser Ops Pro takes—plus the fact that every digital Nerf blaster is actually a perfectly accurate, full-auto sniper rifle with a bottomless clip—means there's probably no room for Nerf's zany side. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Nerf's Laser Tag Guns Are Cool, But They Lose What Makes Nerf Great," 17 July 2018 But because the internet is bottomless, in the best and worst ways, those willing to click for hours will be rewarded with platinum and lucite. Emma Alpern, Curbed, "The most unusual finds on Wayfair," 2 May 2018 Every bar has something going on: French Champagne, bottomless mimosas. Lauren Mccutcheon,, "Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes Saturday for final Bastille Day," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of bottomless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bottomless

: having no bottom

: seeming to have no bottom or limit

: very deep


bot·​tom·​less | \ˈbä-təm-ləs \

Kids Definition of bottomless

1 : having no bottom

2 : very deep a bottomless pit

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