Vastity Vast"i*ty, n. [L. vastitas.] Vastness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The huge vastity of the world. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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  • vastity — I. stəd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: Middle French vastité, from Latin vastitat , vastitas, from vastus empty, waste + itat , itas ity archaic : a waste or desolate condition all the vastity of the Arabian peninsula C.M.Do …   Useful english dictionary

  • vastity — noun /ˈvɑːstɪti/ Vastness. Leo Decimus was so much bewailed in Rome after his departure, that [...] all good fellowship, peace, mirth, and plenty died with him, tanquam eodem sepulchro cum Leone condita lugebantur; for it was a golden age whilst… …   Wiktionary

  • vastity — /vas ti tee, vah sti /, n. 1. immensity; vastness. 2. Archaic. wasteness; desolation. [1535 45; < MF vastite < L vastitas; see VAST, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • vastity — vas·ti·ty …   English syllables

  • vas|ti|ty — «VAS tuh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. vastness; immensity; vastitude: »The huge vastity of the world (Philemon Holland). 2. wasteness; desolation; void: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • desolation — n 1. destruction, ruination, holocaust, demolition, ruin, havoc; spoliation, despoliation, despoilment, ravage, pillage, plunder, sack; rapine, ravishment, predation, depredation; depopulation, unpeopling. 2. devastation, waste, wreckage,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vastidity — vaˈstidəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: alteration of vastity archaic : vastness through all the world s vastidity Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

  • vaustity — obs. form of vastity …   Useful english dictionary

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