Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: Timeless

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The Merriam-Webster Word of the Day is timeless. Read on for what it means, how it’s used, and more.

What It Means

Timeless means “not restricted to a particular time or date.” It is a synonym of eternal or ageless.

// Fashion experts say that a black dress worn with a strand of pearls is timeless.

// Proverbs are statements of timelesswisdom.

TIMELESS in Context

“But at the heart of the film is a love story, reality or fantasy, fake world or real world, which takes us on a childlike journey of romance that exists on some plane of existence that cannot be denied … and into a storybook world as timelessas any fairytale would.” — Mike Poulos, The Niles (Illinois) Journal, 23 Feb. 2022

Did You Know?

It doesn’t take time to understand the origin of timeless. Time comes from Old English tīd, which is tied to Middle English tide, meaning “time” and in Modern English “the regular upward and downward movement of the level of the ocean.”

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