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end·less

 (ĕnd′lĭs)
adj.
1. Being or seeming to be without an end or limit; boundless: an endless universe; an endless conversation.
2. Formed with the ends joined; continuous: an endless chain.

end′less·ly adv.
end′less·ness n.

endless

(ˈɛndlɪs)
adj
1. having or seeming to have no end; eternal or infinite
2. continuing too long or continually recurring
3. formed with the ends joined: an endless belt.
ˈendlessly adv
ˈendlessness n

end•less

(ˈɛnd lɪs)

adj.
1. having or seeming to have no end; boundless; infinite.
2. interminable or incessant.
3. made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain.
[before 900]
end′less•ly, adv.
end′less•ness, n.
syn: See eternal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.endless - tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
2.endless - infinitely great in number; "endless waves"
infinite - having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth"
3.endless - having no known beginning and presumably no end; "the dateless rise and fall of the tides"; "time is endless"; "sempiternal truth"
infinite - having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth"
4.endless - having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole; "an endless chain"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

endless

endless

adjective
Translations
لا نِهَايَة لهلانِهائي، لا نِهايَةَ لَهُمُسْتَمِر
nekonečný
endeløsevig
loputonpäättymätönloppumaton
beskrajan
szûnni nem akaró
endalaus, samfelldurendalaus; óendanlegur
終わりのない
끝없는
neskončen
oupphörlig
ซึ่งไม่สิ้นสุด
vô tận

endless

[ˈendlɪs] ADJ
1. (= interminable) [road, queue, summer, speech] → interminable; [variety, patience, desert] → infinito; [supply] → inacabable, inagotable
the list is endlessla lista es interminable
this job is endlesseste trabajo no se acaba nunca
an endless round of meetingsuna ronda interminable de reuniones
2. (= countless) → continuo
I'm tired of his endless questions/complainingestoy cansada de sus continuas preguntas/quejas
he asked me endless questionsme hizo un sinfín de preguntas
the possibilities are endlesslas posibilidades son infinitas
3. (Tech) [screw, belt] → sin fin adj inv

endless

[ˈɛndləs] adj
(= interminable) [journey, drought, war] → sans fin, interminable; [meetings, arguments, questions] → interminable; [line, path] → infini(e); [summer] → sans fin; [winter, dark day] → interminable
The journey seemed endless → Le voyage a paru interminable.
The list is endless → La liste est interminable.
(= unlimited) [resources] → inépuisable, sans limites; [patience] → infini(e), sans limite; [variety] → infini(e); [possibilities] → illimité(e)

endless

adj
(= interminable, unlimited) period, stream, series, talk, patienceendlos; varietyunendlich; supplyunbegrenzt; an endless round of meetingsBesprechungen, die kein Ende nehmen wollen; the list is endlessdie Liste nimmt kein Ende
(= countless) meetings, arguments, questions, problemsunzählig; the possibilities are endlesses gibt unendlich viele Möglichkeiten
(= continuous) road, stretchendlos (lang); queueendlos lang; expanseunendlich; desert, forestendlos, unendlich

endless

[ˈɛndlɪs] adj (gen) → senza fine; (road, speech) → interminabile, senza fine; (attempts) → innumerevole; (arguments) → continuo/a; (patience) → infinito/a; (possibilities) → illimitato/a; (resources) → inesauribile

end

(end) noun
1. the last or farthest part of the length of something. the house at the end of the road; both ends of the room; Put the tables end to end (= with the end of one touching the end of another); (also adjective) We live in the end house.
2. the finish or conclusion. the end of the week; The talks have come to an end; The affair is at an end; He is at the end of his strength; They fought bravely to the end; If she wins the prize we'll never hear the end of it (= she will often talk about it).
3. death. The soldiers met their end bravely.
4. an aim. What end have you in view?
5. a small piece left over. cigarette ends.
verb
to bring or come to an end. The scheme ended in disaster; How does the play end?; How should I end (off) this letter?
ˈending noun
the end, especially of a story, poem etc. Fairy stories have happy endings.
ˈendless adjective
1. going on for ever or for a very long time. endless arguments.
2. continuous, because of having the two ends joined. an endless chain.
at a loose end
with nothing to do. He went to the cinema because he was at a loose end.
end up
1. to reach or come to an end, usually unpleasant. I knew that he would end up in prison.
2. to do something in the end. He refused to believe her but he ended up apologizing.
in the end
finally. He had to work very hard but he passed his exam in the end.
make (both) ends meet
not to get into debt. The widow and her four children found it difficult to make ends meet.
no end (of)
very much. I feel no end of a fool.
on end
1. upright; erect. Stand the table on end; The cat's fur stood on end.
2. continuously; without a pause. For days on end we had hardly anything to eat.
put an end to
to cause to finish; to stop. The government put an end to public execution.
the end
the limit (of what can be borne or tolerated). His behaviour is the end!

endless

لا نِهَايَة له nekonečný endeløs endlos ατελείωτος interminable loputon infini beskrajan infinito 終わりのない 끝없는 eindeloos endeløs nieskończony infinito бесконечный oupphörlig ซึ่งไม่สิ้นสุด sonsuz vô tận 无止境的

endless

a. interminable, inacabable, sin fin.
References in classic literature ?
Of course not, but I don't see the use of your having seventeen waistcoats, endless neckties, and a new hat every time you come home.
He regretted that he also could not laugh boisterously, shout meaningless jokes and make of himself a figure in the endless stream of moving, giggling activity that went up and down the road.
If you can imagine a toadstool in joints, an interminable string of toadstools, budding and sprouting in endless convolutions--why, that is something like it.
It was marvellous to observe how the ghosts of bygone meals were continually rising up before him -- not in anger or retribution, but as if grateful for his former appreciation, and seeking to repudiate an endless series of enjoyment.
They had a delightful endless appetite for passages in my own history, to which I had again and again treated them; they were in possession of everything that had ever happened to me, had had, with every circumstance the story of my smallest adventures and of those of my brothers and sisters and of the cat and the dog at home, as well as many particulars of the eccentric nature of my father, of the furniture and arrangement of our house, and of the conversation of the old women of our village.
By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and two there floated into my inmost soul, endless processions of the whale, and, mid most of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air.
this is the way a fellow feels when he's going to Davy Jones --all a rush down an endless inclined plane
So, with laughter and shouts and endless badinage and merriment, the guests take their places.
Lord, how the plumes streamed, how the sun flamed and flashed from the endless procession of webby wheels!
Sometimes there was only the width of the road between the imposing precipices on the right and the clear cool water on the left with its shoals of uncatchable fish skimming about through the bars of sun and shadow; and sometimes, in place of the precipices, the grassy land stretched away, in an apparently endless upward slant, and was dotted everywhere with snug little chalets, the peculiarly captivating cottage of Switzerland.
She bore it for a week-- seven endless days of absence from the beloved object, whom she could see only in the evenings when both were busy with their lessons.
The immediate advantage to herself was by no means inconsiderable, for it supplied her with endless jokes against them both.