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 His hotel crew responded with alacrity, performing the countless behind-the-scenes jobs that guests only notice if something goes amiss. Harvey Solomon, Smithsonian Magazine, "When the Greenbrier and Other Appalachian Resorts Became Prisons for Axis Diplomats," 21 Feb. 2020 Since 1976, the 516-square-mile park — home to more than two dozen unique species of cacti and countless wildlife — has been recognized as a UNESCO ecological preserve worth conserving. NBC News, "Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction," 12 Feb. 2020 Something about that round wheel of dough, melted cheese, warm tomato sauce, and seemingly countless topping possibilities is simply irresistible. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "The best way to reheat pizza," 7 Feb. 2020 This allows countless possible, and some potentially valid, reasons your mother-in-law is a welcome presence in your husband’s life but not in Tom’s: Their mother’s personality meshed better with your husband’s than with Tom’s, for example. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: When your sister-in-law turns Facebook into unsocial media," 2 Feb. 2020 But behind music streaming, Internet-of-Things connectivity, and countless other innovations is the cloud. Dasia Moore, Quartz, "How cloud computing will power innovation in 2020," 12 Jan. 2020 The show generated national tours, a 1974 film with Lucille Ball and countless regional, stock, and school productions., "Jerry Herman, the Broadway composer-lyricist who gave America the rousing, old-fashioned musicals “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame” in the 1960s and Broadway’s first musical featuring gay lovers, “La Cage aux Folles,” in the 1980s, died Thursday at a hospital in Miami. He was 88.," 31 Dec. 2019 But in addition to the turtles, countless other species are shifting their behavioral patterns to accommodate a planet that is increasingly lit up. Christopher Preston, Smithsonian, "How Cities and Lights Drive the Evolution of Life," 26 Nov. 2019 During those interactions, Davis could have shared countless stories about his time at Perspectives Charter School. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "NBA All-Star weekend: Lakers' Anthony Davis returns home to Chicago in unfamiliar role," 10 Feb. 2020

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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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28 Feb 2020

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“Countless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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