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Innumerable; countless: numberless lies and other prevarications.


1. too many to be counted; countless
2. not containing or consisting of numbers
ˈnumberlessly adv
ˈnumberlessness n


(ˈnʌm bər lɪs)

innumerable; countless; myriad.
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Adj.1.numberless - too numerous to be countednumberless - too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated


adjective infinite, endless, countless, myriad, innumerable, untold, unnumbered, multitudinous numberless acts of bravery by firefighters and rescue workers
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[ˈnʌmbəlɪs] ADJinnumerable, sin número
numberless friendsun sinfín de amigos


[ˈnʌmbəlɪs] adjinnumerevole, senza numero


(ˈnambə) noun
1. (sometimes abbreviated to no plural nos when written in front of a figure) a word or figure showing eg how many of something there are, or the position of something in a series etc. Seven was often considered a magic number; Answer nos 1–10 of exercise 2.
2. a (large) quantity or group (of people or things). He has a number of records; There were a large number of people in the room.
3. one issue of a magazine. the autumn number.
4. a popular song or piece of music. He sang his most popular number.
1. to put a number on. He numbered the pages in the top corner.
2. to include. He numbered her among his closest friends.
3. to come to in total. The group numbered ten.
ˈnumberless adjective
very many.
ˈnumber-plate noun
one of the metal plates carried on the front and back of a motor vehicle showing the registration number of the vehicle.
his etc days are numbered
he etc won't last much longer.
without number
very many. I've told him times without number (= very often) not to do that.

a number of , meaning `several', is plural: A number of boys are absent today .
the number of , meaning `the total quantity of' is singular: The number of girls in the class is small .
References in classic literature ?
Numberless recent massacres were still vivid in their recollections; nor was there any ear in the provinces so deaf as not to have drunk in with avidity the narrative of some fearful tale of midnight murder, in which the natives of the forests were the principal and barbarous actors.
It brought her up, as we may say, with a kind of shock, when she beheld everything under the same appearance as the day before, and numberless preceding days, except for the difference between sunshine and sullen storm.
I say this continual smoking must have been one cause, at least, of his peculiar disposition; for every one knows that this earthly air, whether ashore or afloat, is terribly infected with the nameless miseries of the numberless mortals who have died exhaling it; and as in time of the cholera, some people go about with a camphorated handkerchief to their mouths; so, likewise, against all mortal tribulations, Stubb's tobacco smoke might have operated as a sort of disinfecting agent.
Almost invariably it is all over obliquely crossed and re-crossed with numberless straight marks in thick array, something like those in the finest Italian line engravings.
Stretched out in various attitudes over the floor, he may see numberless sleeping forms of every shade of complexion, from the purest ebony to white, and of all years, from childhood to old age, lying now asleep.
The glacier was all around divided by numberless fissures of the same exquisite color, and the finest wood-ERDBEEREN were growing in abundance but a few yards from the ice.
A man living in the artificial social atmosphere which this man had never breathed would have felt painfully the worldly side of the situation -- its novelty and strangeness; the serious present difficulty in which it placed him; the numberless misinterpretations in the future to which it might lead.
There was the breast of spears, there were the horns of spears, they were numberless as the stars, and like the stars they shone.
As when the potent Rod Of AMRAMS Son in EGYPTS evill day Wav'd round the Coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud Of LOCUSTS, warping on the Eastern Wind, That ore the Realm of impious PHAROAH hung Like Night, and darken'd all the Land of NILE: So numberless were those bad Angels seen Hovering on wing under the Cope of Hell 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding Fires; Till, as a signal giv'n, th' uplifted Spear Of their great Sultan waving to direct Thir course, in even ballance down they light On the firm brimstone, and fill all the Plain; A multitude, like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen loyns, to pass RHENE or the DANAW, when her barbarous Sons Came like a Deluge on the South, and spread Beneath GIBRALTAR to the LYBIAN sands.
He multiplied his questions, and sifted me thoroughly upon every part of this head, proposing numberless inquiries and objections, which I think it not prudent or convenient to repeat.
He angrily declared that I must be either blind or mad to imagine that all that water flowing over there, among those splendid, numberless trees, was not real water
On one side lay a huge pile of bones--human bones, and on the other numberless spits for roasting