Vast Vast, a. [Compar. {Vaster}; superl. {Vastest}.] [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous, immense: cf. F. vaste. See {Waste}, and cf. {Devastate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The empty, vast, and wandering air. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia. [1913 Webster]

Through the vast and boundless deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money. [1913 Webster]

4. Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Enormous; huge; immense; mighty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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