: vast
call spirits from the vasty deepWilliam Shakespeare

Examples of vasty in a Sentence

the days when intrepid explorers sailed the vasty deep in small vessels
Recent Examples on the Web But in room after room, the vasty majority of the objects were mute and meaningless, and only those that somehow referenced other periods of crisis spoke with clarity. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2020 The Globe reports that Breggin spent most of Monday morning painting a vasty different picture of Carter than the one presented by prosecutors last week. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 12 June 2017

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Word History


vast entry 1 + -y entry 1

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vasty was in 1596

Dictionary Entries Near vasty

Cite this Entry

“Vasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasty. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


vastier; vastiest
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