time·​less | \ ˈtīm-ləs How to pronounce timeless (audio) \

Definition of timeless

1a : not restricted to a particular time or date the timeless themes of love, solitude, joy, and natureWriter
b : having no beginning or end : eternal
2 : not affected by time : ageless
3 archaic : premature, untimely

Other Words from timeless

timelessly adverb
timelessness noun

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It doesn't take time to understand the origin of timeless. Time comes from Old English tīd, which is tied to Middle English tide, meaning "time" and in Modern English "the regular upward and downward movement of the level of the ocean."

Examples of timeless in a Sentence

The dresses that she designs are elegant and timeless. the timeless beauty of the sea
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First Known Use of timeless

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Timeless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timeless. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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time·​less | \ ˈtīm-ləs How to pronounce timeless (audio) \

Kids Definition of timeless

: not restricted to a certain historical period a timeless story

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