immense

Definitions

  • An Immense Serpent Stretched across the Road
    An Immense Serpent Stretched across the Road
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj immense unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope "huge government spending","huge country estates","huge popular demand for higher education","a huge wave","the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains","immense numbers of birds","at vast (or immense) expense","the vast reaches of outer space","the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Immense serpents were peeping out of holes on every side Immense serpents were peeping out of holes on every side

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Immense Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge. "Immense the power""Immense and boundless ocean.""O Goodness infinite! Goodness immense !"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • immense So great as to be beyond measurement; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; incomprehensible.
    • immense Of vast extent, bulk, or quantity; very great; huge; inordinate: as, an immense territory; an immense sum; an immense eater (a colloquial expression).
    • immense Very good or fine; very striking, attractive, or interesting.
    • immense Synonyms and Excessive, etc. See enormous.
    • n immense Infinite space; immensity.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Immense im-mens′ that cannot be measured: vast in extent: very large
    • ***

Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “An empire is an immense egotism.”
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine%20Mansfield
    “When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John%20D.%20Rockefeller
    “It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immensus,; pref. im-, not + mensus, p. p. of metiri, to measure: cf. F. immense,. See Measure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. immensusin, not, mensus, pa.p,. of metīri, to measure.

Usage

In literature:

Rumor proclaims him to be as immensely opulent as appearances would indicate him to be impoverished.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
The extent of these marshes is immense.
"Rollo in Rome" by Jacob Abbott
The neck and tail were very long and the body short but of immense size.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Steve had no thought for the immensity of the labour confronting him.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
She was alone, unapproachable, in her immense anger and immense sense of outrage.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
An immense and vivid sky, and an immense and brilliant stretch of land, with the grand outlines of a town uniting the two.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Immense excitement on board!
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
An immense number of Indians crowded the shore.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
And they were immense.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
It is impossible to describe the many objects of interest on this immense platform.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
***

In poetry:

Christ gave his blood, of worth immense!
Unto his Sire a recompence
For us — his life He did bestow,
To free us from our mortal foe.
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
To whom but Thee—for whom but Thee,
Shall prayers ascend—shall praise be poured?
Thy glory fills immensity—
Being of Beings! God adored!
"God alone the fit Object of Praise and Prayer" by John Bowring
When suddenly from far—off source,
Unseen, unsounding, deep, immense,
Something, with swift resistless force,
Flushes the heart and floods the sense;
"The Silent Muse" by Alfred Austin
There was an Old Man of Coblenz,
The length of whose legs was immense;
He went with one prance
From Turkey to France,
That surprising Old Man of Coblenz.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Coblenz" by Edward Lear
O Father! I who at your feet have knelt,
On wings of singing fall, and fail to sing,
Remembering the immense compassion felt
By you for every form of suffering.
"John Bede Polding" by Henry Kendall
With such a sweep, and ardor so intense,
That on the statue suddenly were born
The muscled goat-thighs shaggy and immense,
And o the brow the satyr's pair of horn.
"Portico" by Ruben Dario

In news:

Given the immense attention to Watergate down to the present, it is no wonder that we forget how effective Richard M Nixon was as a president.
They're saving files at immense volumes, too.
Channeling the energy and creative spirit of a nation through their immense drums and the rituals surrounding them, the Royal Drummers and Dancers have.
In the early stages of human evolution , intelligence was critical for survival and there was immense selective pressure acting on the genes required for intellectual development.
This true warrior of the sky was very immensely strong.
"The Music Man" is a show I enjoy immensely, in part because of Marian the Librarian's semi-scandalous reputation.
Cycles of Variation The amount of human genetic diversity is immense, and we are just now beginning to understand how and when changes arise.
In his first-ever postseason start, the left-hander struggled immensely with his command but found a way to allow only two runs.
Sean Watson has an immense following among young-and-hip circles because of his innate skills as a party instigator and near-infallible taste in music.
Johns Hopkins University coach Jim Margraff understood completely the immense challenge his team faced.
From the ground, it almost looked like immense fireworks were going off in the sky.
Voters showed 'immense love' for him.
INTERVIEWS Hear Alberta Cross' Immense Single ' Lay Down '.
Solange's new 7-track EP is a fine collection of smooth songs that will continue to help the singer find her spot in the music world outside of sister Beyonce's immense shadow.
Longing For the Endless Immensity of the Sea.
***

In science:

Ml , δSl ). (Indeed, this how we originally conceived of this analysis.) One quickly discovers that the algebraic complexity associated with this approach is immense.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
The progress of computer enables us to calculate immense number of orbits.
A new set of variables in the three-body problem
The author is immensely indebted to Charles Fefferman for devoting twelve long months to the meticulous proof-reading of the present paper.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants I: On a conjecture of Deser and Schwimmer
An immense amount of work has been published in the statistics literature for both preprocessing and higher-level analyses of microarray data.
A statistical framework for the analysis of microarray probe-level data
This results will appear singular, when we consider the immense quantity of fluid collected on these last surfaces, and moreover, it would not be difficult to verify it by experiment.
An Essay on the Application of mathematical Analysis to the theories of Electricity and Magnetism
***