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im·mense

 (ĭ-mĕns′)
adj.
1. Very great in size, extent, or amount: an immense cloud.
2. Of great scope or consequence: immense difficulty. See Synonyms at enormous.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin immēnsus : in-, not; see in-1 + mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī, to measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

im·mense′ly adv.
im·mense′ness n.

immense

(ɪˈmɛns)
adj
1. unusually large; huge; vast
2. without limits; immeasurable
3. informal very good; excellent
[C15: from Latin immensus, literally: unmeasured, from im- (not) + mensus measured, from mētīrī to measure]
imˈmensely adv
imˈmenseness n

im•mense

(ɪˈmɛns)

adj.
1. vast; immeasurable: an immense territory.
2. splendid; excellent.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin immēnsus= im-2 + mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī to measure]
im•mense′ly, adv.
im•mense′ness, n.
syn: See huge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immense - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scopeimmense - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; "huge government spending"; "huge country estates"; "huge popular demand for higher education"; "a huge wave"; "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"; "immense numbers of birds"; "at vast (or immense) expense"; "the vast reaches of outer space"; "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

immense

adjective huge, great, massive, vast, large, giant, enormous, extensive, tremendous, mega (slang), titanic, infinite, jumbo (informal), very big, gigantic, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, interminable, stupendous, king-size, king-sized, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), immeasurable, elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, illimitable, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) an immense cloud of smoke
little, small, minute, tiny, microscopic, minuscule, puny, infinitesimal

immense

adjective
Translations
واسِع، شاسِع، لا حدَّ له
nesmírný
enorm
geysistór, gríîarlegur
milzīgsneaptverams
ogromen

immense

[ɪˈmens] ADJ [distance, difficulty, effort] → inmenso, enorme
to his immense relief/satisfactionpara gran alivio suyo/satisfacción suya
it has been of immense benefit to herle ha resultado enormemente beneficioso

immense

[ɪˈmɛns] adj
(= enormous) → immense
the immense size of sth → l'immensité de qch
It is easy to forget Australia's immense size → Il est facile d'oublier l'immensité de l'Australie.
BUT Il est facile d'oublier à quel point l'Australie est immense.
(= extreme) [importance, relief, pressure] → immense

immense

adj difficulty, fortune, sum of money, possibilitiesriesig, enorm, immens; problem, difference also, ocean, heatgewaltig; self-confidence, successungeheuer, enorm; achievementgroßartig

immense

[ɪˈmɛns] adj (distance) → smisurato/a; (size, difference) → enorme; (enjoyment) → immenso/a

immense

(iˈmens) adjective
very large or very great. an immense forest; immense amounts of money.
imˈmensely adverb
imˈmensity noun
References in classic literature ?
No gentleman were admitted, so Jo played male parts to her heart's content and took immense satisfaction in a pair of russet leather boots given her by a friend, who knew a lady who knew an actor.
His girth was immense, his neck thin, his legs feeble.
Koku was an immense man, a veritable giant, one of two whom Tom had brought back with him after an exciting trip to a strange land.
The moon had already sunk into an immense pile of black clouds, which lay impending above the western horizon, when they issued from the low and devious water-course to rise again to the light and level of the sandy but wooded plain.
Groceries, toy-shops, drygoods stores, with their immense panes of plate-glass, their gorgeous fixtures, their vast and complete assortments of merchandise, in which fortunes had been invested; and those noble mirrors at the farther end of each establishment, doubling all this wealth by a brightly burnished vista of unrealities
The great vault brightened, like the dome of an immense lamp.
As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
Poor Douglas, before his death--when it was in sight--committed to me the manuscript that reached him on the third of these days and that, on the same spot, with immense effect, he began to read to our hushed little circle on the night of the fourth.
From certain cloistered old authors I have gathered that this same sea-unicorn's horn was in ancient days regarded as the great antidote against poison, and as such, preparations of it brought immense prices.
But, with a full grown leviathan this is impossible; for the sperm whale's head embraces nearly one third of his entire bulk, and completely to suspend such a burden as that, even by the immense tackles of a whaler, this were as vain a thing as to attempt weighing a Dutch barn in jewellers' scales The Pequod's whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship's side --about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
Here and there would be a bridge crossing a filthy creek, with hard-baked mud shores and dingy sheds and docks along it; here and there would be a railroad crossing, with a tangle of switches, and locomotives puffing, and rattling freight cars filing by; here and there would be a great factory, a dingy building with innumerable windows in it, and immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys, darkening the air above and making filthy the earth beneath.
The Hungarian nobles set free millions of serfs, at an immense pecuniary loss; and, perhaps, among us may be found generous spirits, who do not estimate honor and justice by dollars and cents.