num·​ber·​less ˈnəm-bər-ləs How to pronounce numberless (audio)

Examples of numberless in a Sentence

the numberless stars in the universe
Recent Examples on the Web This culminated in the 1956 inception of the notorious COINTELPRO and its numberless black-bag operations. Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2022 There are also numberless earths circling around their suns, no worse and no less than this globe of ours. Charles Cockell, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2022 There are hundreds of channels available via cable as well as numberless sources of entertainment content, information, misinformation and disinformation streamed at users unrelentingly, night and day, via social media. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2021 That small space contains numberless genetic possibilities. Richard Preston, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2019 To read her is like viewing the AIDS quilt, which overwhelms the viewer with the care taken in each of its numberless panels. John Wilkens,, 8 July 2018 At the Beekman Hotel in downtown Manhattan last month, Ms. Shields, the model, actress and veteran of numberless interviews, was delivering but the latest in a series of canny performances. Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2018 Like numberless others, Pitner makes the mistake of seeing only one side of the union equation — the side of those who are employed. Will Swaim, National Review, 16 Feb. 2018 The tents disappear so quickly that some Whataburger restaurants are left temporarily numberless and others appear to have taken the most popular numbers out of rotation, some customers report. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, 14 July 2017 See More

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Word History


number entry 1 + -less

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of numberless was in 1573

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“Numberless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


num·​ber·​less ˈnəm-bər-ləs How to pronounce numberless (audio)
: too many to count : innumerable
the numberless stars in the sky

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