Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very great in size, extent, or amount.
  • adjective Of great scope or consequence: synonym: enormous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Infinite space; immensity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective huge, gigantic, very large
  • adjective supremely good

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

  • adjective unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin immēnsus : in-, not; see in– + mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī, to measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin immensus, from im- not + mensus measured

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