immensity


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im·men·si·ty

 (ĭ-mĕn′sĭ-tē)
n. pl. im·men·si·ties
1. The quality or state of being immense.
2. Something that is immense, such as an immense expanse: "huddled against the white immensities of land and sky, one of those lonely New England farm houses that make the landscape lonelier" (Edith Wharton).

immensity

(ɪˈmɛnsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being immense; vastness; enormity
2. enormous expanse, distance, or volume: the immensity of space.
3. informal a huge amount: an immensity of wealth.

im•men•si•ty

(ɪˈmɛn sɪ ti)

n.
1. enormous extent; vastness.
2. the state or condition of being immense.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immensity - unusual largeness in size or extent or number
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
enormity - vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"

immensity

noun size, extent, magnitude, sweep, bulk, scope, greatness, expanse, enormity, vastness, hugeness, massiveness The immensity of the universe is difficult to grasp.

immensity

noun
Translations
ضَخامَه، إتِّساع، إمتِداد
nesmírnost
enorm i omfang
víîátta; óendanleiki
nezmerateľnosť
büyüklükgenişliksınırsızlık

immensity

[ɪˈmensɪtɪ] N [of size] → inmensidad f; [of difference, problem etc] → enormidad f, inmensidad f

immensity

[ɪˈmɛnsɪti] nimmensité f

immensity

nungeheure Größe, Unermesslichkeit f; the immensity of this taskdas gewaltige Ausmaß dieser Aufgabe; the immensity of spacedie Unendlichkeit des (Welt)alls

immensity

[ɪˈmɛnsɪtɪ] n (of size, difference, problem) → vastità; (of space) → immensità

immense

(iˈmens) adjective
very large or very great. an immense forest; immense amounts of money.
imˈmensely adverb
imˈmensity noun
References in classic literature ?
But nothing of the kind was to be seen, and the aeronauts felt that, ere long, an immensity of sand would cover the whole of this desolate region.
They could not believe it indeed, for they could not take in the immensity of all they habitually enjoyed, and so could not conceive that what they were destroying was the very thing they lived by.
There is an immensity of promenading, on crutches and off, with sticks and without, and a great deal of conversation, and liveliness, and pleasantry.
This man, it seemed to me, had come out of Immensity merely to save my life.
They impressed upon you the fear of God and Immensity - or, in other words, the fear of being drowned with every circumstance of terrific grandeur.
The intense concentration of self in the middle of such a heartless immensity, my God
My longing was beyond the power of opposition; I closed my eyes, stretched out my arms toward the god of my vocation and felt myself drawn with the suddenness of thought through the trackless immensity of space.
A few minutes before, there had only been three real things before me--the immensity of the night and space and nature, my own feeble- ness and anguish, and the near approach of death.
It would be a great comfort to express the immensity of his contempt.
so deafeningly, continuously, and joyfully that the men themselves were awed by their multitude and the immensity of the power they constituted.
His punishment should be adequate to the immensity of his crime.
The water shone pacifically; the sky, without a speck, was a benign immensity of unstained light; the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric, hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds.