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immense

[ ih-mens ]
/ ɪˈmɛns /
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adjective

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

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Origin of immense

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin immēnsus “huge, boundless, immeasurable,” equivalent to im- “un-” + mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī “to measure”; see im-2

synonym study for immense

1. See huge.

OTHER WORDS FROM immense

im·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 forms of immense

immensely, 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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