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 There’s a telling scene in which the documentary explores the company’s retreats, essentially an excuse for employees to drink from a seemingly endless supply of alcohol and party all night. Fortune, "WeWork’s distorted reality," 8 Apr. 2021 Most of the endless supply of relievers come with at least one special pitch and a unique plan for every hitter. Star Tribune, "Home opener illustrates how much baseball has changed since Twins' 1961 debut," 8 Apr. 2021 Adjacent trails can always be looped together to make an endless number of combinations. oregonlive, "Forest Park unraveled: How to discover Portland’s sprawling urban forest," 2 Apr. 2021 There’s an endless supply of conspiracy mongering online that led to the events of Jan. 6. Oliver Staley, Quartz, "Why the Financial Times was ready for the financial crisis, but not Brexit," 27 Mar. 2021 Boogie is is the embodiment of petulance, frustration, and rage, everything barely held together by hormones and an endless supply of Haterade for his no-win situation. David Fear, Rolling Stone, "Eddie Huang’s ‘Boogie’ Wonderland," 24 Mar. 2021 There’s an endless number of things to do: the minutiae of everyday life. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, "How I Learned to Love Dying (in Hades)," 26 Feb. 2021 Having an alarm clock may seem outdated with your smartphone’s endless number of tones and apps available to wake you up. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "The best alarm clocks of 2021," 19 Feb. 2021 On Tuesday, a seemingly endless number of cars rolled up to the vaccination site in the parking lot on Frida Kahlo Way, across from the college. Trisha Thadani, SFChronicle.com, "Why are people from out-of-town able to get vaccinated in San Francisco?," 26 Jan. 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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14 Apr 2021

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“Endless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endless. Accessed 17 Apr. 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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