[syn: dateless, endless, sempiternal]
4. having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole;
- Example: "an endless chain"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Endless \End"less\, a. [AS. endele['a]s. See End.]
1. Without end; having no end or conclusion; perpetual;
interminable; -- applied to length, and to duration; as,
an endless line; endless time; endless bliss; endless
praise; endless clamor.
2. Infinite; excessive; unlimited. --Shak.
3. Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying. [R.] "All
loves are endless." --Beau. & Fl.
4. Void of design; objectless; as, an endless pursuit.
5. having a linear or ribbonlike form with the two ends
connected together, such as in a circle, ellipse, torus,
or any other closed loop. Belts or chains used in drive
mechanisms are considered endless in this sense. See
Endless chain, a chain which is made continuous by uniting
its two ends.
Endless screw. (Mech.) See under Screw.
Syn: Eternal; everlasting; interminable; infinite; unlimited;
incessant; perpetual; uninterrupted; continual;
unceasing; unending; boundless; undying; imperishable.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless
debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed
eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"
[syn: endless, eternal, interminable]
2: infinitely great in number; "endless waves"
3: having no known beginning and presumably no end; "the
dateless rise and fall of the tides"; "time is endless";
"sempiternal truth" [syn: dateless, endless,
4: having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole; "an
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
133 Moby Thesaurus words for "endless":
ageless, all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, amaranthine,
articulated, boundless, catenated, ceaseless, coeternal,
concatenated, connected, constant, continual, continued,
continuing, continuous, countless, cyclical, dateless,
de longue haleine, deathless, direct, eternal, eterne, ever-being,
ever-durable, ever-during, everlasting, everliving, exhaustless,
extended, extending everywhere, featureless, filled out, gapless,
illimitable, illimited, immeasurable, immediate, immemorial,
immense, immortal, incalculable, incessant, incomprehensible,
indefinite, indestructible, inexhaustible, infinite,
infinitely continuous, innumerable, interminable, interminate,
joined, jointless, lengthy, limitless, linked, long,
long-drawn-out, long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, measureless,
monotonous, never-ceasing, never-ending, no end of, nonstop,
nonterminating, nonterminous, numberless, olamic, overlong, padded,
perdurable, perennial, periodic, permanent, perpetual, prolix,
protracted, recurrent, repetitive, round-the-clock, running,
seamless, sempiternal, serried, shoreless, smooth, spun-out,
stable, steady, straight, sumless, talkative, termless, timeless,
twenty-four-hour, unbounded, unbroken, unceasing, uncircumscribed,
uncounted, undifferentiated, undying, unending, unfathomable,
uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting,
uninterrupted, universal, unlimited, unmeasurable, unmeasured,
unnumbered, unplumbed, unrelenting, unrelieved, unremitting,
unstopped, untold, verbose, windy, without bound, without end,
without limit, without measure, without number, wordy