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vast

 (văst)
adj. vast·er, vast·est
1. Very great in size, extent, or quantity. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Very great in scope or import: a vast improvement.
n. Archaic
An immense space.

[Latin vāstus.]

vast′ly adv.
vast′ness n.

vast

(vɑːst)
adj
1. unusually large in size, extent, degree, or number; immense
2. (prenominal) (intensifier): in vast haste.
n
3. the vast chiefly poetic immense or boundless space
4. dialect Brit a very great amount or number
[C16: from Latin vastus deserted]
ˈvastity n
ˈvastly adv
ˈvastness n

vast

(væst, vɑst)

adj. , -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. of very great area or extent.
2. of very great size or proportions.
3. very great in number, quantity, or amount.
4. very great in degree or intensity.
n.
5. Literary. an immense expanse or space.
[1565–75; < Latin vastus empty, immense]
vast′ly, adv.
vast′ness, n.
vast′y, adj. vast•i•er, vast•i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vast - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scopevast - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; "huge government spending"; "huge country estates"; "huge popular demand for higher education"; "a huge wave"; "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"; "immense numbers of birds"; "at vast (or immense) expense"; "the vast reaches of outer space"; "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

vast

adjective huge, massive, enormous, great, wide, sweeping, extensive, tremendous, immense, mega (slang), unlimited, gigantic, astronomical, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, never-ending, prodigious, limitless, boundless, voluminous, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), immeasurable, unbounded, elephantine, ginormous (informal), vasty (archaic), measureless, illimitable, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) farmers who own vast stretches of land
small, tiny, microscopic, limited, bounded, narrow, trifling, negligible, paltry, puny

vast

adjective
Translations
واسِع، فَسيح
obrovskýrozlehlý
enorm
vasta
laajavaltava
gríîarstór, feiknamikill
bezgalīgslielsplašs
ogromenprostran
enorm

vast

[vɑːst] ADJ (vaster (compar) (vastest (superl *))) [building, quantity, organization] → enorme, inmenso *; [area] → vasto, extenso; [range, selection] → enorme, amplísimo; [knowledge, experience] → vasto
at vast expensegastando enormes cantidades de dinero
it's a vast improvement on his previous workes muchísimo mejor que su trabajo anterior
the vast majority (of people)la inmensa mayoría (de la gente) *

vast

[ˈvɑːst] adj [range, array, numbers, sums, quantities, area, expanse, distances] → vaste before n; [knowledge, experience] → vaste before n; [amount, success] → vaste before n
at vast expense → à grand prix
the vast majority → la vaste majorité

vast

adj (+er)gewaltig, riesig; area alsoweit, ausgedehnt; bulk, difference alsoriesengroß; knowledgeenorm; majorityüberwältigend; wealth, powersriesig, unermesslich; a vast expanseeine weite Ebene; the vast expanse of the oceandie unermessliche Weite des Ozeans; to a vast extentin sehr hohem Maße; a vast successein Riesenerfolg m; at vast expensezu enormen Kosten; to be a vast improvement on somethingeine enorme Verbesserung gegenüber etw sein

vast

[vɑːst] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (territory, expanse) → vasto/a; (sum, amount) → ingente; (difference, improvement) → enorme
at vast expense → con enorme dispendio di capitale

vast

(vaːst) adjective
of very great size or amount. He inherited a vast fortune.
ˈvastness noun
References in classic literature ?
On the latter, there is but one slight strip of land separated from other continents by vast seas.
Steering north-eastward from the Crozetts, we fell in with vast meadows of brit, the minute, yellow substance, upon which the Right Whale largely feeds.
Vast, vast -- an endless wilderness of sand; A stream crawls through its tawny banks; the hills Encompass it; where in the dismal dusk Moan the last sighs of sunset.
It was a region almost as vast and trackless as the ocean, and, at the time of which we treat, but little known, excepting through the vague accounts of Indian hunters.
When Hetty had caught sight of the vast crowd in the distance, she had clutched Dinah convulsively.
Their hunters and advanced troops held the first communications with the savage occupants, and the earliest written accounts we possess of these vast regions, are from the pens of their missionaries.
On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day -- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties; on their number -- On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation -- On the poorness of our palaeontological collections -- On the intermittence of geological formations -- On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation -- On the sudden appearance of groups of species -- On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
These two nations are very numerous, fierce, and unconquerable, inhabiting a country full of mountains, which are covered with woods, and hollowed by nature into vast caverns, many of which are capable of containing several numerous families, and hundreds of cows.
Her arms were like legs of mutton, her breasts like giant cabbages; her face, broad and fleshy, gave you an impression of almost indecent nakedness, and vast chin succeeded to vast chin.
But make our fundamental convictions your own, join our brotherhood, give yourself up to us, let yourself be guided, and you will at once feel yourself, as I have felt myself, a part of that vast invisible chain the beginning of which is hidden in heaven," said Pierre.
there were vast numbers of spectators who had not even taken their customary lunch
Those sentiments have induced me to offer to the unimpressionable doctor who attends on her my vast knowledge of chemistry, and my luminous experience of the more subtle resources which medical and magnetic science have placed at the disposal of mankind.