vast
I. adjective Etymology: Latin vastus; akin to Old High German wuosti empty, desolate, Old Irish fás Date: 1585 very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially in extent or range <
vast knowledge
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a vast expanse
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Synonyms: see enormousvastly adverbvastness noun II. noun Date: 1604 a boundless space <
the vast of heaven — John Milton
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  • vast — [ væst ] adjective ** extremely large: a vast empty plain a vast amount/number/quantity: Our dog eats a vast amount of food each day. a vast range/array: the vast array of computer games available in vast numbers/amounts: People flocked to the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vast — VAST, Ă, vaşti, te, adj. (Despre spaţii, terenuri, construcţii etc.) Care este foarte întins, care se întinde până departe; de mari dimensiuni, de mari proporţii. ♦ (Despre abstracte) De mare anvergură, de amploare; bogat; complex. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vast — W2S2 [va:st US væst] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: vastus empty, desolate, very large ] 1.) extremely large = ↑huge vast amounts/numbers/quantities/sums etc (of sth) ▪ The government will have to borrow vast amounts of money. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vast — /vast / (say vahst) adjective 1. of very great extent or area; very extensive, or immense. 2. of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous. 3. very great in number, quantity, or amount, etc.: a vast army; a vast sum. 4. very great in degree …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vast — Vast, n. A waste region; boundless space; immensity. The watery vast. Pope. [1913 Webster] Michael bid sound The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven It sounded. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vast — [vast, väst] adj. [L vastus: see WASTE] very great in size, extent, amount, number, degree, etc. n. Archaic a vast space vastly adv. vastness n …   English World dictionary

  • Vast — (lat.), weit ausgedehnt, umfassend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vast — (lat.), weit ausgedehnt, umfassend …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • vast — index capacious, extensive, far reaching, general, inclusive, prodigious (enormous), unlimited Burt …   Law dictionary

  • vast — 〈[vạst] Adj.; veraltet〉 ausgedehnt, weit, unermesslich [<lat. vastus] * * * vạst <Adj.> [wohl über frz. vaste < lat. vastus] (veraltet): weit, ausgedehnt; unermesslich; öde …   Universal-Lexikon

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