Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extremely large; huge.
  • adj. Of boundless or immeasurable size or extent. See Synonyms at enormous.
  • adj. Informal Surpassingly good; excellent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. huge, gigantic, very large
  • adj. supremely good

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • So great as to be beyond measurement; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; incomprehensible.
  • Of vast extent, bulk, or quantity; very great; huge; inordinate: as, an immense territory; an immense sum; an immense eater (a colloquial expression).
  • Very good or fine; very striking, attractive, or interesting.
  • Synonyms and Excessive, etc. See enormous.
  • n. Infinite space; immensity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin immēnsus : in-, not; see in-1 + mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī, to measure; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin immensus, from im- not + mensus measured (Wiktionary)

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