immeasurable


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im·meas·ur·a·ble

 (ĭ-mĕzh′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to measure; limitless. See Synonyms at incalculable.

im·meas′ur·a·bil′i·ty, im·meas′ur·a·ble·ness n.
im·meas′ur·a·bly adv.
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immeasurable

(ɪˈmɛʒərəbəl)
adj
incapable of being measured, esp by virtue of great size; limitless
imˌmeasuraˈbility, imˈmeasurableness n
imˈmeasurably adv
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im•meas•ur•a•ble

(ɪˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl)

adj.
incapable of being measured; limitless.
[1350–1400]
im•meas`ur•a•bil′i•ty, im•meas′ur•a•ble•ness, n.
im•meas′ur•a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immeasurable - impossible to measureimmeasurable - impossible to measure; "unmeasurable reaches of outer space"
measurable, mensurable - capable of being measured; "measurable depths"
2.immeasurable - beyond calculation or measure; "of incalculable value"; "an incomputable amount"; "jewels of inestimable value"; "immeasurable wealth"
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated
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immeasurable

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immeasurable

adjective
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Translations
لا يُقاس، عَظيملا يُقاس، لا يُمْكِن قِياسُه
nezměřitelnýnezměrný
umådeliguoverskuelig
mérhetetlen
óendanlegur, takmarkalausómælanlegur, takmarkalaus
neišmatuojamaineišmatuojamas
milzīgsneizmērojams
nezmerateľný
çok büyükölçülemez

immeasurable

[ɪˈmeʒərəbl] ADJ (= not measurable) → inconmensurable, imposible de medir; (= enormous) [benefit, value] → inconmensurable, incalculable
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immeasurable

[ɪˈmɛʒərəbəl] adj [damage, value, importance] → incommensurable
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immeasurable

adjunermesslich, grenzenlos; amount, distancesunmessbar, riesig
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immeasurable

[ɪˈmɛʒrəbl] adjincommensurabile
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immeasurable

(iˈmeʒərəbl) adjective
1. very great.
2. too great etc to be measured.
imˈmeasurably adverb
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References in classic literature ?
This region, which resembles one of the immeasurable steppes of Asia, has not inaptly been termed "the great American desert." It spreads forth into undulating and treeless plains, and desolate sandy wastes wearisome to the eye from their extent and monotony, and which are supposed by geologists to have formed the ancient floor of the ocean, countless ages since, when its primeval waves beat against the granite bases of the Rocky Mountains.
For now with respect to the number just spoken of, it must be acknowledged that he would want the country of Babylonia for them, or some one like it, of an immeasurable extent, to support five thousand idle persons, besides a much greater number of women and servants.
He could not look upon the azure vault without a sombre terror: when asleep, he felt oscillations that made his head reel; and every night he had visions of being swung aloft at immeasurable heights.
He appeared to address condescending words to him from an immeasurable height.
It seemed as if she were looking at me, not WITH, but THROUGH, those eyes--from an immeasurable distance behind them--and that a number of other persons, men, women and children, upon whose faces I caught strangely familiar evanescent expressions, clustered about her, struggling with gentle eagerness to look at me through the same orbs.
Then she would wish that she were something better, that she were not quite so poor and humble, that she dared address her without fearing a repulse; and then feel that there was an immeasurable distance between them, and have no hope that the young lady thought of her any more.
A great deal oftener, however, he watched their merriment and gambols until his huge, heavy, clumsy wits were completely stirred up by them; and then would he roar out such a tremendous volume of immeasurable laughter, that the whole nation of Pygmies had to put their hands to their ears, else it would certainly have deafened them.
There was the spot where the Indian pipes grew; the particular bit of marshy ground where the fringed gentians used to be largest and bluest; the rock maple where she found the oriole's nest; the hedge where the field mice lived; the moss-covered stump where the white toadstools were wont to spring up as if by magic; the hole at the root of the old pine where an ancient and honorable toad made his home; these were the landmarks of her childhood, and she looked at them as across an immeasurable distance.
Hemmed in by immeasurable uncertainties on every side; condemned, as it were, to wander blindfold on the very brink of success, she waited for the chance that never came, for the event that never happened, with a patience which was sinking already into the patience of despair.
Beneath him, the Rocky Mountains seemed to open all their secret recesses: deep, solemn valleys; treasured lakes; dreary passes; rugged defiles, and foaming torrents; while beyond their savage precincts, the eye was lost in an almost immeasurable landscape; stretching on every side into dim and hazy distance, like the expanse of a summer's sea.
An immeasurable social chasm was to divide our heroine's personality thereafter from that previous self of hers who stepped from her mother's door to try her fortune at Trantridge poultry-farm.
If I could not have Dejah Thoris again I was at least determined to avenge her death, nor would any life satisfy me other than that of the fiend incarnate who was the cause of such immeasurable suffering upon Barsoom.