immense

[ ih-mens ]
/ ɪˈmɛns /

adjective

vast; huge; very great: an immense territory.
immeasurable; boundless.
Informal. splendid: You did an immense job getting the project started.

Nearby words

  1. immedicable,
  2. immelmann,
  3. immelmann turn,
  4. immemorable,
  5. immemorial,
  6. immensely,
  7. immensity,
  8. immensurable,
  9. immerge,
  10. immerse

Origin of immense

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin immēnsus, equivalent to im- im-2 + mēnsus past participle of mētīrī to measure

Related formsim·mense·ly, adverbim·mense·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for immense

immense

/ (ɪˈmɛns) /

adjective

unusually large; huge; vast
without limits; immeasurable
informal very good; excellent
Derived Formsimmensely, adverbimmenseness, noun

Word Origin for immense

C15: from Latin immensus, literally: unmeasured, from im- (not) + mensus measured, from mētīrī to measure

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