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immense

[ih-mens] /ɪˈmɛns/
adjective
1.
vast; huge; very great:
an immense territory.
2.
immeasurable; boundless.
3.
Informal. splendid:
You did an immense job getting the project started.
Origin of immense
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin immēnsus, equivalent to im- im-2 + mēnsus past participle of mētīrī to measure
Related forms
immensely, adverb
immenseness, noun
Synonyms
1. extensive. See huge.
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  • They were immensely excited, not at all awestricken, entirely friendly.

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British Dictionary definitions for immensely

immense

/ɪˈmɛns/
adjective
1.
unusually large; huge; vast
2.
without limits; immeasurable
3.
(informal) very good; excellent
Derived Forms
immensely, adverb
immenseness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin immensus, literally: unmeasured, from im- (not) + mensus measured, from mētīrī to measure
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Word Origin and History for immensely
adv.

1650s, from immense + -ly (2).

immense

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French immense (mid-14c.), from Latin immensus "immeasurable, boundless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mensus "measured," past participle of metiri (see measure).

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