Definition of immense in English:

immense

adjective

  • Extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree.

    ‘the cost of restoration has been immense’
    ‘a factor of immense importance’
    • ‘So what we must now do is begin the immense task with a few practical steps.’
    • ‘No matter how carefully guided these weapons may be, the loss of civilian life will be immense.’
    • ‘To her immense credit Jenni did a courageous job of keeping us informed but there was only so much she could do.’
    • ‘All I see is a flash of blue scales, then an immense, burning pain on my right cheek.’
    • ‘Coupled with his immense physical and athletic gifts, it made him nearly unstoppable.’
    • ‘It's cold and dark here in my little rowing boat and the waters are murky and beset with immense danger.’
    • ‘He has immense mood swings, and has to be constantly reminded how good he is.’
    • ‘The change is small, just one word, but the implied change in attitude and status is immense.’
    • ‘He still has immense energy to drive the group and he still gets up in the morning with the determination to win.’
    • ‘I think the first lesson I would learn out of that is that the inertia involved in that is immense.’
    • ‘But they are right and bold to do so, when the prize of its achievement is so immense.’
    • ‘Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.’
    • ‘They've managed to capture an immense sound, which is quite a feat for a three-piece.’
    • ‘His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.’
    • ‘He certainly used it in the sense of destiny that is carved out by immense human efforts.’
    • ‘I was told the hard disk was so immense that I would never need to buy another computer ever again.’
    • ‘He also appears to have immense powers but will not use them when they are most required.’
    • ‘He added that it had been an experience and an immense honour to serve on the council.’
    • ‘The past year has filled me with immense pride in Aberdeen and the commitment shown by staff at all levels.’
    • ‘And, of course, it kept catching the wind so it was like trying to move an immense kite!’
    huge, vast, massive, enormous, gigantic, colossal, cosmic, great, very large, very big, extensive, expansive, monumental, towering, mountainous, tremendous, prodigious, substantial
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Origin

Late Middle English: via French from Latin immensus ‘immeasurable’, from in- ‘not’ + mensus ‘measured’ (past participle of metiri).

Pronunciation

immense

/ɪˈmɛns/