Definition of immense in English:

immense

adjective

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

    ‘the cost of restoration has been immense’
    ‘an immense apartment building’
    • ‘His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.’
    • ‘And, of course, it kept catching the wind so it was like trying to move an immense kite!’
    • ‘To her immense credit Jenni did a courageous job of keeping us informed but there was only so much she could do.’
    • ‘He has immense mood swings, and has to be constantly reminded how good he is.’
    • ‘It's cold and dark here in my little rowing boat and the waters are murky and beset with immense danger.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But they are right and bold to do so, when the prize of its achievement is so immense.’
    • ‘He still has immense energy to drive the group and he still gets up in the morning with the determination to win.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The change is small, just one word, but the implied change in attitude and status is immense.’
    • ‘I was told the hard disk was so immense that I would never need to buy another computer ever again.’
    • ‘No matter how carefully guided these weapons may be, the loss of civilian life will be immense.’
    • ‘He certainly used it in the sense of destiny that is carved out by immense human efforts.’
    • ‘They've managed to capture an immense sound, which is quite a feat for a three-piece.’
    • ‘Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.’
    • ‘I think the first lesson I would learn out of that is that the inertia involved in that is immense.’
    • ‘He also appears to have immense powers but will not use them when they are most required.’
    • ‘So what we must now do is begin the immense task with a few practical steps.’
    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

/iˈmens//ɪˈmɛns/