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 ?
They were rough-looking desperadoes, with sun-blackened faces, and an immensity of beard; their wide short trousers were confined about the waist by belts, often clasped with a rough plate of gold, and sustaining always a long knife, and in some instances, a sword.
The intense concentration of self in the middle of such a heartless immensity, my God
which was over the archway leading to the Inn, I remember), and the sedate immensity of the four-post bedstead, and the indomitable gravity of the chests of drawers, all seemed to unite in sternly frowning on the fortunes of Traddles, or on any such daring youth.
But after I had had my new suit on, some half an hour, and had gone through an immensity of posturing with Mr.
With her small head, little ears, pretty lips, and roguish eye, she, being a very large creature, presented an immensity of half womanly, half infantile loveliness which smote even grave men with a desire to clasp her in their arms and kiss her.
All around us lay the silence and the bare immensity of that stony desert.
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.
This man, it seemed to me, had come out of Immensity merely to save my life.
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.
Beyond that hedge, that garden, and that cottage, a dark mist enveloped with its folds that immensity where Paris slept--a vast void from which glittered a few luminous points, the funeral stars of that hell!
Dantes, cast from solitude into the world, frequently experienced an imperious desire for solitude; and what solitude is more complete, or more poetical, then that of a ship floating in isolation on the sea during the obscurity of the night, in the silence of immensity, and under the eye of heaven?
If it were the vast old sea, even the deep immensity of its dread bosom seemed to swell the higher, as if moved by the emotions of the song.