End"less(?), a. [AS. endeles. 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.
3. Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying.
[R.] "All loves are endless."
Beau. & Fl.
4. Void of design; objectless; as, an
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.
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