vast


1vast

adjective \ˈvast\

: very great in size, amount, or extent

Full Definition of VAST

:  very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially in extent or range <vast knowledge> <a vast expanse>
vast·ly adverb
vast·ness \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

Rhymes with VAST

2vast

noun

Definition of VAST

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

First Known Use of VAST

1604

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