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[mezh-er-lis] /ˈmɛʒ ər lɪs/
too large or great to be measured; unlimited; immeasurable:
a measureless distance; measureless contempt.
Origin of measureless
First recorded in 1350-1400, measureless is from the Middle English word measureles. See measure, -less
Related forms
measurelessly, adverb
measurelessness, noun
boundless, unbounded, limitless, vast, infinite. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for measureless
Historical Examples
  • There has been staggering loss of life and measureless wastage of materials.

  • Nothing was before him, save the foaming, dashing, measureless ocean.

    The Three Golden Apples Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Koenig's pride was measureless, and Glory did not get off lightly.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • But this only increased the measureless pity he felt for her.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • In the light of these measureless joys what is any earthly joy?

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • It is a measureless Generosity and an ecstasy of Receiving and Giving.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • “Fortunately for us, this is a cañon, not a string of measureless caverns,” said Blake.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • Who knows what power measures The measureless and creates the great?

    Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
  • Then she went away and I heard, in the silence, a ripple of measureless waters.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • For a while they sat silent, in the midst of the profound and measureless calm.

British Dictionary definitions for measureless


limitless, vast, or infinite
Derived Forms
measurelessly, adverb
measurelessness, noun
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