Definition of vast in English:

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vast

Pronunciation: /vast/

adjective

Of very great extent or quantity; immense: a vast plain of buffalo grass
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, sweeping, boundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite;
enormous, immense, great, massive, colossal, tremendous, mighty, prodigious, gigantic, gargantuan, mammoth, monumental;
giant, towering, mountainous, titanic, Brobdingnagian
informal jumbo, mega, monster, whopping, humongous, astronomical, ginormous

noun

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

Derivatives

vasty

Pronunciation: /ˈvastē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This restless spirit, having been called forth from the vasty deep, henceforth refused to be exorcised.
  • Glendower says, ‘I can call spirits from the vasty deep.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin vastus 'void, immense;' compare with waste.

Words that rhyme with vast

aghast, avast, Belfast, blast, cast, caste, contrast, fast, last, mast, miscast, outlast, past, unsurpassed
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