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 His plight is—or would be—the paradox of immortality: endless time and none of it matters. John Anderson, WSJ, 10 June 2021 There would be endless opportunities to learn languages, crafts, and sports; to study science, philosophy, and art; to delve into hedonism and asceticism and consider the nature of humanity. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 10 June 2021 In my endless quest for cool new kitchen gadgets, I was recently sent a new type of device to test. Maren Estrada, BGR, 10 June 2021 Only an actor who seems equally at home attending gala events in five-figure tuxes, fighting off bad guys with his bare hands and disappearing into an endless series of disguises could sell a character as charming and ingenious as Assane. Judy Berman, Time, 10 June 2021 Everything was big, big, big—columned public buildings, looming aqueducts, a mud-brown sprawl of rectangular buildings stocked with endless tiny rooms. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 10 June 2021 The need to solve the endless riddles of New York filmmaking had led the producers to add Anthony Bregman to the team. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 10 June 2021 Friends’ and neighbors’ homes, along with sites like Pinterest, provide endless ideas for yard makeovers. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 9 June 2021 Scott Yenor never pauses to wonder whether endless-combat mode — wielding truth as a weapon against one’s civic and intellectual opponents — could actually gain traction anywhere but in already-conservative classrooms, schools, and districts. Paul O. Carrese, National Review, 9 June 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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The first known use of endless was before the 12th century

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13 Jun 2021

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“Endless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endless. Accessed 13 Jun. 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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