AskDefine | Define immense

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immense adj : 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 [syn: huge, vast, Brobdingnagian]

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English

Etymology

From immensus, from im- not + mensus measured

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. huge, gigantic, very large

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

immense

Italian

Adjective

immense p
  1. feminine of immenso

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