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.
Recent Examples on the Web Now, countless public health professionals, reproductive justice advocates, doulas, midwives and more across the country participate in the weeklong event with everything from webinars and training to mutual aid. NBC News, "In pandemic times, Black maternal health is more important than ever," 14 Apr. 2021 In all, the documents and arguments by city attorneys provide a new slant on a timeline and narrative of an event that has shaped Baltimore and spawned countless reviews of the city’s response. Justin Fenton,, "Baltimore officials, defending suit, identify possible source of 2015 ‘purge’ flyer, dispute Gov. Hogan on requests for more police help," 14 Apr. 2021 There are countless other situations in which everyone would be happier if the obvious is not mentioned. Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Practice the life skill of ‘pretending not to notice’," 13 Apr. 2021 The number of artists who started rapping like Migos after the release of the song (and Drake’s remix) was countless. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "200 greatest hip-hop songs of all time," 13 Apr. 2021 Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. Nicholas Rice,, "Snoop Dogg Recounts Meeting DMX and Inspiring the Late Rapper's Song 'Get At Me Dog'," 13 Apr. 2021 Said helped inspire the work of countless literary scholars, philosophers, historians, and political scientists who mapped colonialism’s intellectual legacies in the present. Udi Greenberg, The New Republic, "The Lost Worlds of Edward Said," 13 Apr. 2021 Del Posto quickly became one of the stars of the Manhattan dining scene during the first decade of the century, garnering Batali and Bastianich countless plaudits and awards along the way. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, "Why Del Posto’s New Owners Are Closing the Acclaimed NYC Restaurant for Good," 13 Apr. 2021 A few hours of research time and an autonomous robotic submersible unearthed what had been hidden since the 1940s: countless barrels of toxic waste, laced with DDT, littering the ocean floor in between Long Beach and Catalina Island. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years," 12 Apr. 2021

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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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17 Apr 2021

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“Countless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of countless

: too many to be counted : very many


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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