immense

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French immense, from Latin immensus, from in- (not) + mensus (measured). Compare incommensurable.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈmɛns/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛns

Adjective[edit]

immense (comparative immenser, superlative immensest)

  1. Huge, gigantic, very large.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
  2. (colloquial) Supremely good.

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Noun[edit]

immense (plural immenses)

  1. (poetic) immense extent or expanse; immensity
    • 1882, James Thomson (B. V.), “Despotism Tempered by Dynamite”:
      The half of Asia is my prison-house,
      Myriads of convicts lost in its Immense
      I look with terror to my crowning day.

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Dutch[edit]

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immense

  1. Inflected form of immens

French[edit]

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immense (plural immenses)

  1. immense, huge

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

immense f pl

  1. feminine plural of immenso

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

immēnse

  1. vocative masculine singular of immēnsus