[ih-mezh-er-uh-buh l]


incapable of being measured; limitless: the immeasurable vastness of the universe.

Origin of immeasurable

First recorded in 1350–1400, immeasurable is from the Middle English word immesurable. See im-2, measurable
Related formsim·meas·ur·a·bil·i·ty, im·meas·ur·a·ble·ness, nounim·meas·ur·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of immeasurably

Historical Examples of immeasurably

  • It was as large—as large—but, in short, I am afraid to say how immeasurably large it was.

    The Three Golden Apples

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Her manners were immeasurably better than his, because they were simple and aimed at nothing.

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • As a fact the Maoris are immeasurably superior to the Australian natives.

  • To Reardon, she was immeasurably beautiful and as far as that above him.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Therefore, the poet must be immeasurably superior to the painter.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

British Dictionary definitions for immeasurably



incapable of being measured, esp by virtue of great size; limitless
Derived Formsimmeasurability or immeasurableness, nounimmeasurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immeasurably



mid-15c., from im- + measurable. It could alternate with immensurable (1530s), from French, from Late Latin immensurabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" + mensurabilis "able to be measured," from mensurare "to measure." Related: Immeasurably.

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