endless

adjective

end·​less ˈen(d)-ləs How to pronounce endless (audio)
1
: being or seeming to be without end
an endless speech
2
: extremely numerous
all the multiplied, endless, nameless iniquitiesEdmund Burke
3
: joined at the ends
an endless chain
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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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of endless was before the 12th century

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“Endless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endless. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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endless

adjective
end·​less ˈen-(d)ləs How to pronounce endless (audio)
1
: being or seeming to be without end
2
: joined at the ends : continuous
an endless belt
endlessly adverb
endlessness noun

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