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.
Recent Examples on the Web The American dream is a hook, like a pyramid scheme requiring a heavy initial investment (such as, say, 50 acres in the Ozarks) with the endless but unsustainable promise of exponential growth. Anne Anlin Cheng, The Atlantic, "The Double Meaning of the American Dream," 19 Feb. 2021 Celebrities like Ashanti as well as endless models and influencers have embraced the vivacious, trendy, and chic brand. Erika Hardison, USA TODAY, "17 gorgeous pieces from Black designers to add to your wardrobe," 19 Feb. 2021 Those nuances open us up to an endless world of possibilities. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities culinary duo started Aliment Pasta Co. after noodling a pandemic change," 19 Feb. 2021 The team coach and players rallied around Deming, wearing pink jerseys those two seasons and offering endless support. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, "BYU third baseman Austin Deming is familiar with the unexpected, and ready for what’s next as 2021 season begins," 19 Feb. 2021 Everyday stressors and endless to-do lists can make a good night's sleep hard to come by. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Best Essential Oil Blends to Naturally Soothe You to Sleep," 18 Feb. 2021 Makeup tutorials, buying endless amounts of the stuff. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Jodie Comer Doesn’t Exercise Unless She Has Someone Shouting at Her," 15 Feb. 2021 The sections that detail Stoppard’s research for his plays can seem endless, as if Lee has dragged us into the library with him and given us a stubby pencil. New York Times, "‘Tom Stoppard’ Tells of an Enormous Life Spent in Constant Motion," 15 Feb. 2021 Just as Google ran endless experiments to find happy users, Siroker and his team used Google’s Website Optimizer to run experiments to find happy contributors. Steven Levy, Wired, "A New Company Pursues Total Recall—Starting With Zoom," 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of endless

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

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25 Feb 2021

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“Endless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endless. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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