[ ih-mens ]
/ ɪˈmɛns /


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

Origin of immense

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

Related forms

im·mense·ly, adverbim·mense·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for immensely


/ (ɪˈmɛns) /


unusually large; huge; vast
without limits; immeasurable
informal very good; excellent

Derived Forms

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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