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num·ber·less

 (nŭm′bər-lĭs)
adj.
Innumerable; countless: numberless lies and other prevarications.
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numberless

(ˈnʌmbəlɪs)
adj
1. too many to be counted; countless
2. not containing or consisting of numbers
ˈnumberlessly adv
ˈnumberlessness n
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num•ber•less

(ˈnʌm bər lɪs)

adj.
innumerable; countless; myriad.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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numberless

adjective infinite, endless, countless, myriad, innumerable, untold, unnumbered, multitudinous numberless acts of bravery by firefighters and rescue workers
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Translations
لا يُعَد، لا يُحْصى
nespočetný
talløsutallig
óteljandi
pek çoksayısız

numberless

[ˈnʌmbəlɪs] ADJinnumerable, sin número
numberless friendsun sinfín de amigos
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numberless

[ˈnʌmbəlɪs] adjinnumerevole, senza numero
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number

(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.
verb
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 .
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Therefore, a prince, not being able to exercise this virtue of liberality in such a way that it is recognized, except to his cost, if he is wise he ought not to fear the reputation of being mean, for in time he will come to be more considered than if liberal, seeing that with his economy his revenues are enough, that he can defend himself against all attacks, and is able to engage in enterprises without burdening his people; thus it comes to pass that he exercises liberality towards all from whom he does not take, who are numberless, and meanness towards those to whom he does not give, who are few.
'I should like to see you very much; but I shall have many opportunities of seeing you equally charming, on the occasion of some of the numberless balls and parties that are to be, and I cannot disappoint my friends by postponing my return so long.'
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.
As Garrick, whom I regard in tragedy to be the greatest genius the world hath ever produced, sometimes condescends to play the fool; so did Scipio the Great, and Laelius the Wise, according to Horace, many years ago; nay, Cicero reports them to have been "incredibly childish." These, it is true, played the fool, like my friend Garrick, in jest only; but several eminent characters have, in numberless instances of their lives, played the fool egregiously in earnest; so far as to render it a matter of some doubt whether their wisdom or folly was predominant; or whether they were better intitled to the applause or censure, the admiration or contempt, the love or hatred, of mankind.
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.
To which Don Quixote replied, "What answer God will give to your complaints, housekeeper, I know not, nor what his Majesty will answer either; I only know that if I were king I should decline to answer the numberless silly petitions they present every day; for one of the greatest among the many troubles kings have is being obliged to listen to all and answer all, and therefore I should be sorry that any affairs of mine should worry him."
IN looking back to this period, and calling to remembrance the numberless proofs of kindness and respect which I received from the natives of the valley, I can scarcely understand how it was that, in the midst of so many consolatory circumstances, my mind should still have been consumed by the most dismal forebodings, and have remained a prey to the profoundest melancholy.
It was composed of numberless legions of that species of grasshopper called crickets.
Now and again some ancient patriarch of the woods, rent by a flashing bolt, would crash in a thousand pieces among the surrounding trees, carrying down numberless branches and many smaller neighbors to add to the tangled confusion of the tropical jungle.
"King Ludd," we are told in The Mabinogion, "ruled prosperously and rebuilt the walls of London, and encompassed it about with numberless towers.
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.
Each width contained the figure, with the slight exception of one arm of the general, which ran over on the next piece, so that when Richard essayed, with his own hands, to put together this delicate outline, some difficulties occurred that prevented a nice conjunction; and Britannia had reason to lament, in addition to the loss of her favorite’s life, numberless cruel amputations of his right arm.