Endless

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Endless \End"less\, adjective [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}. [PJC]

{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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

endless

adjective

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}, {sempiternal}]

4: having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole; "an endless chain"


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