immense

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. vast, great, huge, infinite. See size, infinity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Huge]
Syn. gigantic, tremendous, enormous; see extensive 1 , large 1 .
2. [Boundless]
Syn. eternal, limitless, endless; see infinite 1 .
See Synonym Study at enormous .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
huge, gigantic, colossal, gargantuan, prodigious, vast, enormous, massive, towering, Brobdingnagian, tremendous, stupendous, staggering, *humongous, monstrous.
ANT.: tiny, miniature, microscopic
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Of extraordinary size and power: behemoth, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, jumbo, mammoth, massive, massy, mas-todonic, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, pythonic, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast. Informal: walloping. Slang: whopping. See BIG.

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  • immense — [ 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

  • immense — 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

  • Immense — 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

  • immense — (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)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • immense — 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,… …   Law dictionary

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

  • immense — [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,… …   New thesaurus

  • immense — Immense, Immensus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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

  • immense — [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 …   English World dictionary

  • immense — (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

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