immensest; immenser

Immense means very large in size, amount, or degree. You might describe the ocean as immense, or your homework load, or the slice of cake your brother took, leaving you a tiny sliver.

This word has an immense number of near synonyms: huge, great, enormous, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth, copious, tremendous are a few of the more common ones. If you're having immense difficulty deciding which word to use, just plain "very big" might do.

Definitions of immense
  1. adjective
    unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
    “the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains”
    immense numbers of birds”
    “at vast (or immense) expense”
    synonyms: Brobdingnagian, huge, vast
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
DISCLAIMER: These example sentences appear in various news sources and books to reflect the usage of the word ‘immense'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of or its editors. Send us feedback
Word Family

Look up immense for the last time

Close your vocabulary gaps with personalized learning that focuses on teaching the words you need to know.

VocabTrainer -'s Vocabulary Trainer