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.

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Origin of immense

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

OTHER WORDS FROM immense

im·mense·ly, adverbim·mense·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immensely

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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