Definition of immense in English:

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Pronunciation: /iˈmens/


Extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree: the cost of restoration has been immense an immense apartment building
More example sentences
  • Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.
  • All I see is a flash of blue scales, then an immense, burning pain on my right cheek.
  • His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.
huge, vast, massive, enormous, gigantic, colossal, great, very large/big, monumental, towering, tremendous;
giant, elephantine, monstrous, mammoth, titanic, king-size(d), economy-size(d)
informal mega, monster, whopping, humongous, jumbo, astronomical, cosmic, ginormous, Brobdingnagian


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

Words that rhyme with immense

cense, commence, common sense, condense, dense, dispense, expense, fence, hence, Hortense, offence (US offense), pence, prepense, pretence (US pretense), sense, spence, suspense, tense, thence, whence

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Syllabification: im·mense

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