- vastness; enormous extent: the immensity of the Roman empire.
- the state or condition of being immense.
Origin of immensity
Examples from the Web for immensity
The immensity of choice protected by the law of our land continues to evolve with us.The True State of Our Independence: What Does America Stand For?
July 4, 2012
The cold darkness of the night in its immensity seemed to enwrap me in sadness.My Double Life
They could not, above all, endure this immensity of perjury and sacrilege.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
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The sight produced in him a melancholy impression of immensity and futility.The Downfall
And what an invading flight, what a sudden outlook upon the world's immensity!Fruitfulness
The jewellers gasp in the immensity of the hope her words arouse.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
- the state or quality of being immense; vastness; enormity
- enormous expanse, distance, or volumethe immensity of space
- informal a huge amountan immensity of wealth
Word Origin and History for immensity
mid-15c., from Middle French immensité (14c.) or directly from Latin immensitatem (nominative immensitas) "immeasurableness," noun of quality from immensus (see immense).