end·​less | \ ˈen(d)-ləs How to pronounce endless (audio) \

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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Gaga has gone through so many transformations in her career that the options are endless. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga Has A New Fashion Exhibit in Las Vegas," 30 May 2019 But with the resources of LVMH behind her, the options for Rih’s own collection are endless. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Rihanna Is Launching a Fashion Line with LVMH," 10 May 2019 On Spetses, six or so thirtysomething Greeks come in, Athenians apparently, take a table, and then order at endless length, the waitress calling out each new fishy possibility with an evaluating shrug. Adam Gopnik, Town & Country, "My First Visit to the Greek Islands Turned Out to Be a Journey Home," 20 May 2019 Kelly Clarkson is one of our favorite coaches on The Voice for an endless amount of reasons. Megan Stein, Country Living, "‘The Voice’ Coach Kelly Clarkson Got So Choked Up During the Emotional Semifinals," 15 May 2019 After years of endless jokes, 2019 is truly, finally shaping up to be the year of Linux on the desktop. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop," 10 May 2019 Of course, Lady Gaga's four-look moment inspired an endless amount of memes. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "These 20 Met Gala Memes Hilariously Roast Fashion's Biggest Night," 6 May 2019 There are an endless amount of these stories—at every school on every level of football. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "The NCAA's Redshirt Rule Change Is a Major Win for Both Coaches and Players," 13 June 2018 Within the shopping area lay seemingly endless amounts of vintage clothing, posters of mythical creatures, patches and buttons, old furniture and crates of old records. New York Times, "A $1,000 Day in Berlin for $100," 29 May 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 How to pronounce endless (audio) \

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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