[ ih-men-si-tee ]
/ ɪˈmɛn sɪ ti /


vastness; enormous extent: the immensity of the Roman empire.
the state or condition of being immense.

Nearby words

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

Origin of immensity

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word immēnsitās. See immense, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for immensity


/ (ɪˈmɛnsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being immense; vastness; enormity
enormous expanse, distance, or volumethe immensity of space
informal a huge amountan immensity of wealth
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Word Origin and History for immensity



mid-15c., from Middle French immensité (14c.) or directly from Latin immensitatem (nominative immensitas) "immeasurableness," noun of quality from immensus (see immense).

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