Definitions

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

  • adj. Innumerable; countless: numberless lies and other prevarications.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without number; having too many to count.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Innumerable; countless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a number; not marked or designated by a number.
  • Innumerable; that has not been or cannot be counted; unnumbered.

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

  • adj. too numerous to be counted

Etymologies

number +‎ -less. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Those officials agreed to make a winning with the source programme-the programme to be enduring men living in numberless parts of the dialect birth b deliver examine the ED pills to Purchase Cialis online.

    Mentalist: Chinatown : Bev Vincent

  • How often his father had talked of the great lumps of gold the white men were digging up, two hundred miles north, up the Frozen River – "Cariboo gold," his father had called it, and said that it was sent down in numberless bags to "the front," and the stage brought it.

    The Shagganappi

  • No doubt, in numberless instances, condonation is possible.

    A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cransworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill

  • I had only to recall the numberless strangers whom, even at Balbec, the carriage bowling away from them at full speed had forced me for ever to abandon.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • And then my thoughts would wander off, recalling her numberless little deeds of love, her perfect selflessness, and all the depth and beauty of her great and tender nature, as we do recall such things of one who has gone and will nevermore return, as in the old days, to make us glad.

    Ideala

  • Cannot every golfer recall numberless instances of bad shots and holes lost because in one of these moments of doubt, when his own inclination was leaning to the employment of one particular club, his caddie thrust another before him?

    The Complete Golfer

  • They justified their bad faith to the Rebels by recalling the numberless instances of the Rebels 'bad faith to us, and usually closed their arguments in defense of their course with:

    Andersonville

  • The thought was so humiliating that her mind resolutely rejected it; and she had no difficulty in recalling numberless minutiae of behaviour -- nuances of look and tone such as abide in a woman's memory -- any one of which would have sufficed to persuade her that he felt genuine emotion.

    Born in Exile

  • On a river called the Yuyapari, which flows for more than two hundred leagues through the province of Paria, a wretched tyrant (98) sailed a great distance in the year 1539, accompanied by four hundred or more men; and he did very great slaughter, burning alive and putting to the sword numberless innocent and inoffensive people who were in their towns or houses, unsuspicious of danger; and he left immense tracts of country burnt, terrorized, and the inhabitants scattered.

    Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings

  • Sexualis_, referring to the "numberless" communications he has received from these "step-children of nature," remarks that "the majority of the writers are men of high intellectual and social position, and often possess very keen emotions."

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.