vastness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vastness - unusual largeness in size or extent or number
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
enormity - vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"

vastness

noun
Translations
إتّساع، إمتِداد
nesmírnost
mérhetetlenség
feiknastærî; víîátta
uçsuz bucaksız olma

vastness

[ˈvɑːstnɪs] Ninmensidad f

vastness

[ˈvɑːstnɪs] nimmensité f

vastness

n (of size)riesiges or gewaltiges Ausmaß, riesige Größe; (of distance)ungeheures Ausmaß; (of ocean, plane, area)riesige Weite; (of sums of money)ungeheure Höhe; (of success)Ausmaß nt; (of difference)Größe f; (of knowledge, wealth)gewaltiger Umfang

vastness

[ˈvɑːstnɪs] n (of territory) → vastità, immensità
the vastness of his wealth → la vastità delle sue ricchezze

vast

(vaːst) adjective
of very great size or amount. He inherited a vast fortune.
ˈvastness noun
References in classic literature ?
The Distinguished Naturalist made no immediate reply, but later, as in the shades of night they journeyed through the desolate vastness of the Great Lone Land, he broke the silence:
Amongst the great commercial streams of these islands, the Thames is the only one, I think, open to romantic feeling, from the fact that the sight of human labour and the sounds of human industry do not come down its shores to the very sea, destroying the suggestion of mysterious vastness caused by the configuration of the shore.
Dim and wonderful is the vision I have conjured up in my mind of life spreading slowly from this little seed bed of the solar system throughout the inanimate vastness of sidereal space.
And when I cannot tell them this one thing of all the vastness of terrible and wonderful things, I know I have failed to give them the slightest concept of Hasheesh Land.
It knew only itself and the vastness and profundity of the quiet and the dark.
Let no one be surprised at the vastness of the amount.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round -- for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost -- do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
A log raft in the river invited him, and he seated himself on its outer edge and contemplated the dreary vastness of the stream, wish- ing, the while, that he could only be drowned, all at once and unconsciously, without undergoing the un- comfortable routine devised by nature.
I followed it with my eye; saw it lose itself in the vastness of the Pacific, and felt myself drawn with it, when Ned Land and Conseil appeared at the door of the saloon.
Whichever way he turned his eye, it was confounded by the vastness and variety of objects.
Nay, are there not now creatures of a vastness of bulk regarded by the generality of men as impossible?
The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one's soul, its vastness, and also its grim charm.