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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One thing about this trade deadline is the endless supply of sellers. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Reds Beat Blog: Will the Reds be sellers or stand pat at the trade deadline?," 9 July 2018 New neighborhoods like the Gulch and Germantown depend on an endless supply of glamorous, leisure-seeking young globalists who transition seamlessly from architects’ renderings to real life. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "Downtown Nashville Is Supposed to Be the Model of the Walkable 21st-Century City. I’m Not So Sure.," 8 June 2018 Aside from all the actual serious implications of this regulation, the move has been fodder for a seemingly endless supply of funny memes, tweets, and posts about how companies are reacting. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Here are some of the funniest reactions to GDPR," 26 May 2018 Mr Lewis, whose career spanned 80 years, had an endless supply of anecdotes to spice up his messages. The Economist, "Bernard Lewis was the doyen of Orientalists," 22 May 2018 To now wade through a seemingly endless supply of birds unstoppered a river of possibilities in Edwin’s imagination. National Geographic, "How an Obsession With Rare Bird Feathers Turned Criminal," 23 Apr. 2018 Goldstein’s prescient work, which borrowed elements of image and film, could have predicted the internet era: paintings of natural and cinematic phenomena taken out of context, bits of film spliced into endless loops. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 Smith belongs to the same generation as pianist Robert Glasper, and he traffics in similar territory, but the former keeps a much tighter rein on his band, dispensing endless vamps and incorporating solos that go against the music’s smooth veneer. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Jazz drummer Nate Smith comes into his own as a bandleader with a sleek strain of R&B and funk that showcases his improvisational elasticity," 12 July 2018 The fight over Brexit has taken up the lion’s share of politicians’ time and attention for two years, but the public seems generally fed up with the endless debate. Peter Ford, The Christian Science Monitor, "As clock ticks down, Britain finally reveals its plan for Brexit. What now?," 11 July 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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