endless

adjective
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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If Islamic State revives, or if there is another major attack, Mr. Trump’s claims of victory will run as an endless cable-TV loop. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Bloody Month of Jihad," 17 Jan. 2019 Lures and lines, rods and reels — the choices are endless. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Keep calm and fish on," 2 May 2018 This is where opportunity awaits and the possibilities are endless. Boston.com Real Estate, "This is Home.," 29 Apr. 2018 The move for Airbnb to sue is the most recent development in a seemingly endless battle the company has faced in New York City for the past eight years. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Airbnb is suing New York City so it won’t have to share user data about its hosts," 24 Aug. 2018 In a tiny visitors cell at San Quentin State Prison, Kevin Cooper makes a pitch for his innocence — an argument that, after three decades on death row and endless legal battles, suddenly has new life. latimes.com, "'They framed me': On death row for decades, Kevin Cooper pushes for new DNA tests in Chino Hills murders," 8 July 2018 Their influence is limited, but their love is endless. Joelle Monique, Teen Vogue, ""If Beale Street Could Talk" Highlights the Power of Love in a World Designed for Black People to Fail," 9 Jan. 2019 The possibilities for this versatile coat are endless. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Club Monaco Coat Is on Sale," 4 Jan. 2019 Toni patches up Archie’s stab wound because her list of skills is endless, while Archie expresses an appropriate level of confusion about this creepy bunker all his friends hang out in now. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Is Officially Out of Control," 15 Nov. 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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endless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of endless

: having no end : seeming to have no end : lasting or taking a long time

endless

adjective
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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