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 The possibilities for the next chapter of his career seem endless. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2021 To me, as a child, the trip there from Mar Vista seemed endless. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2021 The winds were fierce, the water seemed endless and the whole city went dark, but 16 years after a historic failure of New Orleans’s defenses against disaster, the levees held. Marc Fisher, Tik Root, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Aug. 2021 The winds were fierce, the water seemed endless and the whole city went dark, but 16 years after a historic failure of New Orleans’s defenses against disaster, the levees held. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 There is a seemingly endless list of fire pit options. Angela Cheung, Popular Mechanics, 12 Aug. 2021 With so many diseases, pathogens, fungus and toxins to consider, there is an endless list to review, Nicole Nemeth of SCWDS tells Joanna Thompson of Audubon Magazine. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 July 2021 But this most recent addition to the endless list of collectible NFTs is an artifact with an air of gravitas, a souvenir from a vaunted internet pioneer. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 30 June 2021 And for anyone who wants to go a little rogue themselves, there’s always the options to create a bag your own way, with seemingly endless options for customization. Laura Lajiness, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Sep. 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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11 Oct 2021

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“Endless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endless. Accessed 18 Oct. 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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