Definition of vast in English:

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vast

Pronunciation: /vɑːst/

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

archaic
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'.

Words that rhyme with vast

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

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