(Im*mer"sion*ist), n. (Eccl.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to
(Im*mesh") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immeshed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Immeshing.] [Pref. im- in +
mesh. Cf. Inmesh.] To catch or entangle in, or as in, the meshes of a net. or in a web; to insnare.
(Im`me*thod"ic*al) a. Not methodical; without method or systematic arrangement; without
order or regularity; confused. Addison.
Syn. Irregular; confused; disoderly; unsystematic; desultory.
(Im`me*thod"ic*al*ly), adv. Without method; confusedly; unsystematically.
(Im`me*thod"ic*al*ness), n. Want of method.
(Im*meth"od*ize) v. t. To render immethodical; to destroy the method of; to confuse. [R.]
(Im*met"ric*al) a. Not metrical or rhythmical. [R.] Chapman.
(Im*mew") v. t. See Emmew.
(Im"mi*grant) n. [L. immigrans, p. pr. of immigrare to go into: cf. F. immigrant. See Immigrate.]
One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; correlative
Syn. See Emigrant.
(Im"mi*grate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immigrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Immigrating ] [L. immigrare,
immigratum, to immigrate; pref. im- in + migrare to migrate. See Migrate.] To come into a country of
which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate.
(Im"mi*gra"tion) n. [Cf. F. immigration.] The act of immigrating; the passing or coming
into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
The immigrations of the Arabians into Europe.T. Warton.
(Im"mi*nence) n. [Cf. F. imminence, L. imminentia, See Imminent.]
1. The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence
of any danger or distress. Fuller.
2. That which is imminent; impending evil or danger. "But dare all imminence." Shak.
(Im"mi*nent) a. [L. imminens, p. pr. of imminere to project; pref. im- in + minere (in comp.)
to jut, project. See Eminent.]
1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; said especially of misfortune or peril. "In
danger imminent." Spenser.
2. Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
Hairbreadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach.Shak.