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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From simple, medium-weight grommet curtains to half-length sheer cafe curtains, there are endless options to choose from. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Drapes or Curtains? Why Choosing the Right Window Treatment Matters," 27 Mar. 2019 Currently, pitchers can exit after one hitter, often leading to an endless parade of mound visits and pitching changes that... Jared Diamond, WSJ, "In the Interest of Time, LOOGYs May Get Left Out," 1 Mar. 2019 On Tuesday, Carlyle and others opposing I-1634 announced a new push in Olympia to make sure citizens know who is funding the seemingly endless parade of election-season campaign advertisements. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Corporate dollars gushing into Washington’s initiative campaigns spur push for new campaign-finance laws," 23 Oct. 2018 Located in the center of Beaver Creek Village, the outdoor Beaver Creek Ice Rink offers hours of endless family fun. Discover Magazine, "7 Family Friendly Bucket List Adventures in Beaver Creek," 17 Aug. 2018 So began a seemingly endless parade of middle relievers, fourth outfielders, utility infielders, and minor league arms and bats through both Seattle and its Triple A affiliate. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "How Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto Wheeled and Dealed His Way to First-Half Success," 22 June 2018 Mark Wilson/Getty Images Members of Congress, including some Republicans, are starting to grow weary of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s seemingly endless parade of scandals. Li Zhou, Vox, "“The waste of taxpayer money matters”: Republican lawmakers are getting fed up with Pruitt," 7 June 2018 Over the course of two hours, those directions and an endless parade of groans and wails make for a somber picture of misery. Dan Jakes, Chicago Reader, "Caridad Svich attempts a "graphic novel for the stage" with De Troya," 31 May 2018 Seeing that frame from Die Hard made something click in my brain, and suddenly the medieval meme possibilities seemed endless. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Ars Christmas downtime special: four movies retold as medieval tales," 26 Dec. 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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an act or instance of returning to life

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