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ɪnˈtɛnsin·tense

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intenseadjective

    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

    "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"

  2. acute, intenseadjective

    extremely sharp or intense

    "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"

  3. intense, vividadjective

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Wiktionary

  1. intenseadjective

    Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.

  2. intenseadjective

    Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INTENSEadjective

    Etymology: intensus, Latin.

    To observe the effects of a distillation, prosecuted with so intense and unusual a degree of heat, we ventured to come near. Boyle.

    Sublime or low, unbended or intense,
    The sound is still a comment to the sense. Wentworth Dillon.

    Hebraisms warm and animate our language, and convey our thoughts in more ardent and intense phrases. Addison.

    But in disparity
    The one intense; the other still remiss,
    Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove
    Tedious alike. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.

Wikipedia

  1. Intense

    Intense is the fifth studio album by Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren. It was released on 3 May 2013 by Armada Music. The first song announced to be on the album is "Waiting for the Night", featuring the singer Fiora, which was released on 21 January 2013 as the theme song to the Dutch film Loving Ibiza (Verliefd op Ibiza). The second song announced to be on the album is "Forever is Ours", featuring the singer Emma Hewitt. The third song and first official single to be released is "This Is What It Feels Like", featuring the Canadian singer and songwriter Trevor Guthrie, was released on 5 April 2013. The accompanying music video, featuring Ron Jeremy, was released on 17 March 2013. The album was first released exclusively on Spotify on 29 April 2013, followed by its official release on digital and physical media on 3 May 2013. An extended version of the album, called Intense (The More Intense Edition), was released on 12 November 2013. This album contains remixes from musicians such as John Ewbank, Andrew Rayel, W&W, Cosmic Gate, Tritonal, Ummet Ozcan and Ørjan Nilsen, along with radio edits, music videos, as well as two new songs from Armin van Buuren: "Save My Night" and "Don't Want to Fight Love Away" featuring Cindy Alma.

ChatGPT

  1. intense

    Intense refers to a quality, condition, or feeling that is extremely strong, powerful, or concentrated. It can also refer to a high degree of emotional or mental focus, effort, or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intenseadjective

    strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought

  2. Intenseadjective

    extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light

  3. Etymology: [L. intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. F. intense. See Intend, and cf. Intent, and cf. Intent, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intense

    in-tens′, adj. closely strained: extreme in degree: very severe: emotional.—v.t. Inten′sate (Carlyle), to intensify.—adv. Intense′ly.—ns. Intense′ness, Intens′ity; Intensificā′tion, the act of intensifying.—v.t. Inten′sify, to make more intense.—v.i. to become intense:—pa.p. intens′ified.n. Inten′sion, a straining or bending: increase of intensity: (logic) the sum of the qualities implied by a general name.—adj. Inten′sive, stretched: admitting of increase of degree: unremitted: serving to intensify: (gram.) giving force or emphasis.—adv. Inten′sively.—n. Inten′siveness. [See Intend.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intense' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3918

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intense' in Adjectives Frequency: #531

Anagrams for intense »

  1. tennesi

  2. tennies

  3. sennite

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intense in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of intense in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it.

  2. Peter Maurer:

    The compounded effects of intense fighting and import restrictions are having a dramatic impact on health care. Health facilities have been massively attacked as well as suffering collateral damage, medicines can't get in so patient care is falling apart. Fuel shortages mean equipment doesn't work. This cannot go on. Yemen is crumbling. As a matter of urgency, there must be free movement of goods into and across the country ... Much more needs to be done.

  3. Michele Olson:

    If there is a fitness need, such as to increase strength or decrease body fat, I say, ‘Let’s make a plan now,’ this is why athletes stay in shape year-round. They have a program scheduled and planned over an entire year with variation, rest days, more-intense and less-intense workout periods.

  4. Elliot Brennan:

    With tension between Australia and China on a knife-edge, the intense internal focus of the United States could not have come at a worse time to reassure the Australian public of its commitment to the alliance.

  5. Bruce Lee:

    That went on the longest and David Tadman started to be less discreet, david Tadman would go out on dates with her in town where other people could see them … I think her whole life was marked by Bruce’s death. It’s a wound she never fully recovered from. I was struck by how intense her feelings for Bruce are. She basically said he was the love of her life. It was interesting to talk to this woman who was still in love with someone who died so long ago. Her feelings for him are still just as intense.

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