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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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immense

adjective
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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
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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
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immense

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

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

(iˈmens) adjective
very large or very great. an immense forest; immense amounts of money.
imˈmensely adverb
imˈmensity noun
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Fifteen days after the casting an immense column of smoke was still rising in the open sky and the ground burned the soles of the feet within a radius of two hundred feet round the summit of Stones Hill.
Virtually, the whole of this immense region is a plain.
Or are they nothing but immense forests, according to M.
Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
For a moment we lost sight of them, and were flattering ourselves that we had escaped, when they reappeared and soared into the air directly over our vessel, and we saw that each held in its claws an immense rock ready to crush us.
This position, like all such appointments, called for such immense energy and such varied qualifications, that it was difficult for them to be found united in any one man.
An immense number of coins flying all over the place.
And when he recalled all the incidents of the tour, when he counted up the sums expended in pure loss and on his own account, when he thought that the immense stake, added to the heavy charges of this useless journey, would completely ruin Mr.
Their magnitude, however, is less striking than the immense size of the blocks composing them.
She attributed immense importance to all her husband's intellectual and abstract interests though she did not understand them, and she always dreaded being a hindrance to him in such matters.
She hath married a gentleman, though perhaps not quite her equal in fortune; and if he hath any perfections in her eye which can make up that deficiency, I see no reason why I should object to her choice of her own happiness; which I, no more than herself, imagine to consist only in immense wealth.
The great elevation of these plains, and the dryness of the atmosphere, will tend to retain these immense regions in a state of pristine wildness.