Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no bottom.
  • adj. Too deep to be measured: a bottomless glacier lake.
  • adj. Difficult or impossible to understand; unfathomable: one of the bottomless mysteries of life.
  • adj. Having no limitations or bounds; limitless: a bottomless supply of money.
  • adj. Nude, especially unclothed below the waist: bottomless dancers.
  • adj. Featuring such dancers as entertainment: bottomless bars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no bottom.
  • adj. Extremely deep.
  • adj. Having no bounds; limitless.
  • adj. Difficult to understand; unfathomable.
  • adj. Not wearing clothes below the waist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a bottom; hence, fathomless; baseless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a bottom. Hence— Groundless; unsubstantial; false: as, “bottomless speculations,”
  • Fathomless; unfathomable; inexhaustible: as, a bottomless abyss or ocean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely deep
  • adj. having no apparent limits or bounds
  • adj. unclothed especially below the waist or featuring such nudeness
  • adj. having no bottom

Etymologies

bottom +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is where what I called the bottomless or fathomless self, the last version of the self, makes its appearance.

    THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND

  • Behind him she saw what she called a bottomless hole filled with light.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • On the plus side, though, that stuff about it being bottomless is also bunk.

    Boing Boing

  • Write what you want bottomless from the bottom of the mind

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Whether they are called bottomless, endless or never-ending, all-you-can-eat promotions are flooding casual-dining outlets as restaurant chains attempt to lure customers to their tables while trying to avoid the pitfalls of previous similar campaigns.

    Restaurants Push 'Value' Meals

  • Other closets, frankly, can only be classified as bottomless pits.

    “I Don’t Have a Thing to Wear”

  • Do you have what some might call a "bottomless" stomach?

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • What China bank earnings are hiding Caixin Online - What some might call a bottomless appetite for investment in China bolstered enviable 2010 financial results for the nation's commercial banks.

    MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

  • It is called the bottomless pit, the unquenchable fire, fire and brimstone, hell fire, the lake of fire, devouring fire, everlasting fire, eternal fire, a stream of fire

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • The Indians called the bottomless pit the Devil's Den.

    post-gazette.com - News

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