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vast

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adjective \ˈvast\

Simple Definition of vast

  • : very great in size, amount, or extent

Full Definition of vast

  1. :  very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially in extent or range <vast knowledge> <a vast expanse>

vast·ly adverb
vast·ness play \ˈvas(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of vast

  1. She has a vast amount of knowledge on this subject.

  2. The policy is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

  3. a vast expanse of land



Origin of vast

Latin vastus; akin to Old High German wuosti empty, desolate, Old Irish fás


First Known Use: 1585

Synonym Discussion of vast

enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness <an enormous expense> <an immense shopping mall>. huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount <incurred a huge debt>. vast usually suggests immensity of extent <the vast Russian steppes>. gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind <a gigantic sports stadium>. colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions <a colossal statue of Lincoln>. mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk <a mammoth boulder>.

Rhymes with vast


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vast

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Definition of vast

  1. :  a boundless space <the vast of heaven — John Milton>



1604

First Known Use of vast

1604


VAST Defined for Kids

vast

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adjective \ˈvast\

Definition of vast

  1. :  very great in size or amount <vast stretches of land> <She has vast experience.>

vast·ly adverb
vast·ness noun




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