il·​lim·​it·​able | \ (ˌ)i(l)-ˈli-mə-tə-bəl How to pronounce illimitable (audio) \

Definition of illimitable

: incapable of being limited or bounded : measureless the illimitable reaches of space and time

Other Words from illimitable

illimitability \ (ˌ)i(l)-​ˌli-​mə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce illimitable (audio) \ noun
illimitableness \ (ˌ)i(l)-​ˈli-​mə-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce illimitable (audio) \ noun
illimitably \ (ˌ)i(l)-​ˈli-​mə-​tə-​blē How to pronounce illimitable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of illimitable in a Sentence

the illimitable expanse of the universe
Recent Examples on the Web Given this virtually illimitable complexity, go is, much more than chess, about recognizing patterns that arise when clutches of stones surround empty spaces. Christof Koch, Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2016 But tracking down remnants of the UMG disaster has been a lesson in the limits of standard historical narratives and a reminder of music’s illimitable plenteousness. New York Times, 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of illimitable

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Illimitable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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