Definition of vast in English:

vast

Syllabification: vast
Pronunciation: /vast
 
/

adjective

noun

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Derivatives

vastly

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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.

vasty

adjective
More 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.

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