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countless

[kount-lis]
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adjective
  1. too numerous to count; innumerable: the countless stars.
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Origin of countless

First recorded in 1580–90; count1 + -less
Related formscount·less·ly, adverb

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Related Words

uncountedmyriaduntoldendlessheapimmeasurableincalculableinfinitelegionlimitlessmanymessmintmultitudinousnumberlessoodlespeckpileraftscads

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Historical Examples

  • But for her consolation were the matters of food and dress, and of countless junketings.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • She hailed the happy thought and invested in countless yards of gauze.

  • Notwithstanding the opinions of countless flies, it was not an attractive place.

    Johnny Bear

    E. T. Seton

  • His works, countless in number, are the record of his knowledge.

  • His "countless myriads of living units" are all well enough in their way.


British Dictionary definitions for countless

countless

adjective
  1. innumerable; myriad
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Word Origin and History for countless

adj.

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

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