Immense

  • 1immense — [ i(m)mɑ̃s ] adj. • 1360 « total »; lat. immensus, de metiri « mesurer » → mesure 1 ♦ Didact. Qui n a ni bornes ni mesure. ⇒ illimité, infini. « À côté du vaste présent des peuples et de leur avenir immense » (Chateaubriand). 2 ♦ (1452) Cour.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2immense — Immense. adj. de tout genre. Qui est sans bornes, sans mesure, dont l estenduë, la grandeur est infinie. En ce sens il ne se dit que de Dieu. Dieu est immense. c est un estre immense. sa bonté immense. Il signifie aussi, Qui est d une grandeur… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3Immense — Im*mense , a. [L. immensus; pref. im not + mensus, p. p. of metiri to measure: cf. F. immense. See {Measure}.] Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge. Immense the power Pope. Immense and boundless ocean. Daniel. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4immense — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. immense (mid 14c.), from L. immensus immeasurable, boundless, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + mensus measured, pp. of metiri (see MEASURE (Cf. measure)) …

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  • 5immense — I adjective boundless, broad, bulky, capacious, colossal, endless, enormous, exorbitant, extremely large, far reaching, gigantic, grandiose, gross, huge, illimitable, immeasurable, innumerable, mammoth, massive, monumental, mountainous, myriad,… …

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  • 6immense — *huge, vast, enormous, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, Herculean, cyclopean, titanic, Brobdingnagian Analogous words: tremendous, prodigious, stupendous, *monstrous: *large, big, great …

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  • 7immense — [adj] extremely large barn door*, boundless, Brobdingnagian*, colossal, elephantine, endless, enormous, eternal, extensive, giant, gigantic, great, gross, huge, humongous, illimitable, immeasurable, infinite, interminable, jumbo*, limitless,… …

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  • 8immense — Immense, Immensus …

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  • 9immense — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely large or great. DERIVATIVES immensity noun. ORIGIN Latin immensus immeasurable …

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  • 10immense — [i mens′] adj. [Fr < L immensus < in , not + mensus, pp. of metiri, to MEASURE] 1. Obs. unmeasured; limitless; infinite 2. very large; vast; huge 3. [Old Slang] very good; excellent SYN. ENORMOUS immensely adv. immenseness n …

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  • 11immense — (i mman s ) adj. 1°   Qui est sans bornes, sans mesure. Dieu est immense. Le monde est immense. •   Il semble qu on ait devant les yeux l éternité tout entière, et qu on en parcoure l immense étendue, BOURDAL. Serm. 19e dim. après la pentec.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12immense — 01. Their house is [immense]; the biggest house I ve ever been in! 02. An [immense] cloud of black smoke showed where the fire had destroyed a city block. 03. The Beatles were [immensely] popular in the 1960s and 70s. 04. Russia is an [immense]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13IMMENSE — adj. des deux genres Qui est sans bornes, sans mesure; dont l’étendue, la grandeur est infinie. En ce sens, il se dit proprement de Dieu. Dieu est immense. C’est un être immense. Il signifie encore Qui est d’une très grande étendue. Il y a un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14IMMENSE — adj. des deux genres Qui est sans bornes, sans mesure ; dont l étendue, la grandeur est infinie. En ce sens, il ne se dit que De Dieu. Dieu est immense. C est un être immense.   Il signifie aussi, Qui est d une très grande étendue ; et, par… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15immense — im|mense [ ı mens ] adjective ** extremely large: HUGE: immense distances The pressure on students during exam time can be immense. An immense amount of money has already been spent on the project …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16immense — [[t]ɪme̱ns[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as immense, you mean that it is extremely large or great. ...an immense cloud of smoke... With immense relief I stopped running. Syn: enormous Derived words: immensity… …

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  • 17immense */*/ — UK [ɪˈmens] / US adjective extremely large immense distances An immense amount of money has already been spent on the project. The pressure on students during exam time can be immense …

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  • 18immense — immensely, adv. immenseness, n. /i mens /, adj. 1. vast; huge; very great: an immense territory. 2. immeasurable; boundless. 3. Informal. splendid: You did an immense job getting the project started. [1400 50; late ME < L immensus, equiv. to im&#8230; …

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  • 19immense — im|mense [ıˈmens] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Latin immensus, from mensus measured ] extremely large = ↑enormous ▪ People who travel by rail still read an immense amount. ▪ Regular visits from a social worker can be of immense value&#8230; …

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  • 20immense — adjective an immense brick church immense jars of mayonnaise Syn: huge, vast, massive, enormous, gigantic, colossal, great, very large/big, monumental, towering, tremendous; giant, elephantine, monstrous, mammoth, titanic …

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