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Pronunciation: /vɑːst
 
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Definition of vast in English:

adjective

Of very great extent or quantity; immense: a vast plain full of orchards
More example sentences
  • They have plenty of money and as a result they consume vast quantities of drink.
  • In this day and age, there is no real need to take vast quantities of cash or even traveller's cheques with you.
  • Water in the form of ice has been found in vast quantities just below the surface across large areas of Mars.
Synonyms
huge, extensive, expansive, broad, wide, boundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian;
substantial, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

noun

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An immense space.
Example sentences
  • And up from the vast a murmuring passed As from a wood of pines.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin vastus 'void, immense'.

Derivatives

vastly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Yet, the nouveau riche are vastly outnumbered by a huge underclass of desperately poor people.
  • It is a question of how to combat poverty, particularly in boroughs that are vastly overcrowded.
  • There are vastly more important issues to which valuable parliamentary time should be dedicated.

vastness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • And maybe after I have tried scuba diving, I will begin to miss the vastness and expanse of the deep blue sea.
  • Without moving your eyes, concentrate on the vastness and depth of the open sky.
  • From the air, as we approached, that rig looked extremely small and fragile in the vastness of the turbulent sea.

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