countless

adjective
count·​less | \ ˈkau̇nt-ləs How to pronounce countless (audio) \

Definition of countless

: too numerous to be counted : myriad, many

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Other Words from countless

countlessly adverb

Examples of countless in a Sentence

There are countless reasons why that would not be a good idea. I've been there countless times.

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For more than a century, court reporters have held front-row seats in courtrooms across Massachusetts, chronicling countless hours of testimony, oral arguments, and sidebar discussions. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Era comes to an end as state ends its use of court reporters," 27 June 2018 So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian Thanked Donald Trump for Granting Clemency to Alice Marie Johnson," 6 June 2018 So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kim Kardashian Celebrates After Donald Trump Grants Alice Johnson Clemency: 'Best News Ever'," 6 June 2018 This can save countless hours on design as well as the cost associated with such design. Shawn Vacek, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: What is design-build remodeling?," 3 June 2018 Makeup Patrick Ta has become one of the most prolific makeup artists in Hollywood, imparting his signature radiance on countless celebrities from the Hadid sisters to Olivia Munn to longtime muse Shay Mitchell. Marci Robin, Allure, "Patrick Ta Launches His Highly Anticipated Namesake Makeup Brand With the Major Glow Collection," 4 Apr. 2019 The hyper-aggressive grass crowds out native species, and eats up acre upon acre of tidal mudflat that countless migrating shorebirds desperately need. William Poor, The Verge, "This monster plant is taking over Silicon Valley — should we let it?," 7 Aug. 2018 Elbagir has broken countless stories from war and crisis zones in Darfur, Mogadishu and elsewhere in Africa and throughout the Middle East. Richard Prince, The Root, "Obama Was More Aware of Racism Than We Saw," 27 June 2018 Residents called in tips from as far away as San Diego, and countless men were brought in for questioning. Hadley Meares, Los Angeles Magazine, "One of the “Tragic Mysteries in Local History” Has Been All But Forgotten," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of countless

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countless was in 1588

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countless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of countless

: too many to be counted : very many

countless

adjective
count·​less | \ ˈkau̇nt-ləs How to pronounce countless (audio) \

Kids Definition of countless

: too many to be counted countless grains of sand

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