end·​less | \ˈen(d)-ləs \

Definition of endless 

1 : being or seeming to be without end an endless speech

2 : extremely numerous all the multiplied, endless, nameless iniquities— Edmund Burke

3 : joined at the ends an endless chain

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Other Words from endless

endlessly adverb
endlessness noun

Examples of endless in a Sentence

There was an endless line at the bank. There is endless work to do on the house.

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Reporter Tom Avril, with his endless curiosity, dug up the scientific reason the internet went nuts over one clip of audio. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Guilty plea in grisly Bucks murders, botched repairs endanger Philly schools | Morning Newsletter," 17 May 2018 The variations of kilims, which refer to any flatweave rug, are endless. Sophia Markoulakis, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bold, artisanal Turkish rugs are in demand," 10 May 2018 But Branch has endless curiosity about all sorts of music, and with Anteloper, a duo project with drummer Jason Nazary, she’s opened up fresh paths. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "As Anteloper, Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary push in a bruising, electronics-kissed direction," 20 Apr. 2018 Her brilliant mind was driven by endless curiosity, and her ability to assess and maneuver through any situation was formidable. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 4/10," 10 Apr. 2018 The crossover business-benefits are endless: greater stamina, higher confidence, firm chalky handshakes. WSJ, "101 Ways to Live, Work and Goof Off More Ambitiously," 26 Oct. 2018 As for who might design Meghan's wedding guest look, the options are...endless. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Outfit Meghan Markle Might Wear to Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding," 2 Oct. 2018 This set comes with all five family members so the playing possibilities are endless. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "We’re Officially Calling Scruff-a-Luvs the Hottest Holiday Toy of 2018," 4 Sep. 2018 According to Woelfel, the possibilities really are endless. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Behr Paint Announces Its 2019 Color of the Year, and You'll Actually Want to Try It," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of endless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of endless

: having no end : seeming to have no end : lasting or taking a long time


end·​less | \ˈend-ləs \

Kids Definition of endless

1 : lasting or taking a long time The ride seemed endless.

2 : joined at the ends : continuous an endless belt

Other Words from endless

endlessly adverb

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