Definition of endless in US English:

endless

adjective

  • 1Having or seeming to have no end or limit.

    ‘endless ocean wastes’
    ‘the list is endless’
    • ‘I won't bore you with endless analysis, I bored enough people last night.’
    • ‘She stepped carefully over Katy and continued her seemingly endless trek to the edge.’
    • ‘Instead of spending our time on crafting quality content, we waste it with endless bickering.’
    • ‘There was an endless journey home of car travel, airport waiting, two flights and whining, exhausted children.’
    • ‘Behind him the endless grey desert rose and fell like an ocean.’
    • ‘Not recognizing this, they undergo endless and continual suffering.’
    • ‘Or was it one final act of endless love from his devoted wife of sixty years?’
    • ‘The plot strands are endless and allow for little character development.’
    • ‘The excitation of the guitar string remains a seemingly endless resource.’
    • ‘The sky blazed orange as the sun sank ever slowly behind the endless ocean water.’
    • ‘This endless commuting could be wasting your children's precious time with you, as much as yours with them.’
    • ‘With boundless energy and endless enthusiasm, it's hardly surprising that he makes a natural volunteer.’
    • ‘Residents have hit out at traffic calming measures causing them endless roadworks and bumpy streets.’
    • ‘She was leaning on the rail, looking out at the endless miles of blue ocean.’
    • ‘Far on the horizon of the endless ocean, the shores of the mainland came into view.’
    • ‘And there is always one oddball who creates endless entertainment for everyone else.’
    • ‘Here your hotel room would actually descend gently to the beach, almost touching the endless blue of the sea.’
    • ‘The speakers had long departed but the endless column of people continued to pour through the gates beyond 7pm.’
    • ‘Possibly it was the need for a change of view from the endless blue ocean beyond your deck chair.’
    • ‘I leaned across the white metal railing and stared out into the endless blue green ocean.’
    unlimited, limitless, illimitable, without limit, infinite, unbounded, boundless, never-ending, unending, without end, unfailing, everlasting, bottomless, measureless, immeasurable, incalculable, inestimable, untold
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    1. 1.1 Countless; innumerable.
      ‘we smoked endless cigarettes’
      • ‘Every day doesn't have to be an endless stream of cigarettes and magazines.’
      • ‘The possibilities are endless and only limited by the imagination.’
      • ‘And he has a few choice words for the endless number of academies and centres of excellence.’
      • ‘With endless flights of stairs, we continuously climbed up them at a fairly steady pace.’
      • ‘Those options are much more individual too, allowing endless personal choice.’
      • ‘They needed an endless number of supplies before they could even open the doors.’
      • ‘She held on tighter to Devin's arm, afraid she may get lost in the endless number of streets.’
      • ‘It is separated into a seemingly endless number of rooms, each with its own mood and theme.’
      • ‘It has stared at us from countless front pages and endless news bulletins.’
      • ‘We have tried a variety of routes and negotiated endless queues of traffic caused by countless roadworks.’
      • ‘There were a multitude of stalls and an endless number of tractors on display.’
      • ‘We have endless examples of quite wrong readings that were taped, but never used.’
      • ‘Despite endless numbers of underwater visitors, it still rates as one of the best dive sites in the world.’
      • ‘The stars are cold and tiny, but beautiful and endless in number.’
      • ‘Neither can we just continue with current policies and put up with the endless amounts of abuse.’
      • ‘It involved sitting in an office adding up endless columns of numbers written in brown ink on blue paper.’
      • ‘The basic game, as fun as it is, can be altered with an endless number of variations.’
      • ‘Unrealistic expectations tend to create endless problems and frustrations.’
      • ‘If they are asked to fill out endless forms they will resent the waste of their time.’
      countless, innumerable, untold, legion, numberless, unnumbered, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious
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    2. 1.2 (of a belt, chain, or tape) having the ends joined to form a loop allowing continuous action.
      • ‘A Flemish string can be twisted far more than an endless loop type.’
      • ‘The problem is that I've run into this dilemma before and now it seems that I'm stuck in an endless loop.’
      • ‘There, elections seem to stretch to eternity and back in an endless loop of dollar-drenched democracy.’
      • ‘An endless belt ran out from the bottom of the pile and into the boat for loading.’
      • ‘Neither does she miss the endless conveyor belt of interviews with public figures.’
      • ‘I felt that my question did not register correctly and I ended up on an endless loop.’
      • ‘Shaking his head, the medic turned his attention to the next link in an endless chain.’
      unlimited, limitless, infinite, inexhaustible, boundless, unbounded, untold, immeasurable, measureless, incalculable, inestimable
      continuous, unbroken, uninterrupted, never-ending, without end, non-stop
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Origin

Old English endelēas (see end, -less).

Pronunciation

endless

/ˈen(d)ləs//ˈɛn(d)ləs/