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[kount-lis] /ˈkaʊnt lɪs/
too numerous to count; innumerable:
the countless stars.
Origin of countless
1580-90; count1 + -less
Related forms
countlessly, adverb
numberless, endless, myriad, unlimited. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for countless
  • countless printed pages record the travels and discoveries of two centuries.
  • Of him countless immortal lives, with countless embodiments and enjoyments.
  • Somewhere there is a website or book that created the error and now it has been replicated countless times.
  • When he wasn't carrying bags, he spent countless hours on the practice range.
  • He wrote countless letters about his philosophy, observations of people and places.
  • It was one of the countless little places in the city that play live music.
  • countless tons of supplies had been flown in or were on their way.
  • And if any permutation is possible, then perhaps these combinations exist in countless other universes.
  • Everywhere you look, you'll find countless children of the rich and famous.
  • countless letters and poems and diaries condemned their own habits of eloquence as a betrayal of truth.
British Dictionary definitions for countless


innumerable; myriad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for countless

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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