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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 ?
My lord, you scornfully bade me claim your daughter when I could boast as high a name and vast a fortune as the Count antonio.
The garden that had been so mysterious and vast, a place that with Seth beside her might have become the background for strange and wonderful adven- tures, now seemed no more than an ordinary Wines- burg back yard, quite definite and limited in its outlines.
She turned her face seaward to gather in an impression of space and solitude, which the vast expanse of water, meeting and melting with the moonlit sky, conveyed to her excited fancy.
At length the sun set in a flood of glory, behind the distant western hills, and as darkness drew its veil around the secluded spot the sounds of preparation diminished; the last light finally disappeared from the log cabin of some officer; the trees cast their deeper shadows over the mounds and the rippling stream, and a silence soon pervaded the camp, as deep as that which reigned in the vast forest by which it was environed.
We found every where abundance of wild beasts of all sorts, through this vast forest.
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
The carcass of a deer, shot within twenty miles, had supplied material for the vast circumference of a pasty.
He was a person of very striking aspect, with a white, lofty, and impending brow; large, brown, melancholy eyes, and a mouth which, unless when he forcibly compressed it, was apt to be tremulous, expressing both nervous sensibility and a vast power of self restraint.
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.
I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
So, the very next day I exposed my hidden schools, my mines, and my vast system of clandestine factories and workshops to an astonished world.
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.