countless

[kount-lis]

adjective

too numerous to count; innumerable: the countless stars.

Nearby words

  1. counting,
  2. counting chamber,
  3. counting house,
  4. counting number,
  5. counting room,
  6. countlessly,
  7. countrified,
  8. countrify,
  9. country,
  10. country and western

Origin of countless

First recorded in 1580–90; count1 + -less

Related formscount·less·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for countless

countless

adjective

innumerable; myriad
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Word Origin and History for countless

countless

adj.

"numberless, uncountable," 1580s, from count (v.) + -less.

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