What does the word pathless mean?

Usage examples for pathless

  1. The end of all this at length was that Zelinda dwelt on that oasis, in the midst of the pathless sand- plains of the desert, surrounded by magic horrors; and also, as the Dervish knew for certain, that she had left about half an hour ago on her way thither. – The Two Captains by Friedrich de La Motte-Fouque
  2. Arms clashed; and sounding in the pathless woods Were heard strange voices; spirits walked the earth: And dead men's ashes muttered from the urn. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan