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  • 1 vast — [ væst ] adjective ** extremely large: a vast empty plain a vast amount/number/quantity: Our dog eats a vast amount of food each day. a vast range/array: the vast array of computer games available in vast numbers/amounts: People flocked to the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 vast — VAST, Ă, vaşti, te, adj. (Despre spaţii, terenuri, construcţii etc.) Care este foarte întins, care se întinde până departe; de mari dimensiuni, de mari proporţii. ♦ (Despre abstracte) De mare anvergură, de amploare; bogat; complex. – Din fr.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Vast — Vast, a. [Compar. {Vaster}; superl. {Vastest}.] [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous, immense: cf. F. vaste. See {Waste}, and cf. {Devastate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The empty, vast, and wandering… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 vast — W2S2 [va:st US væst] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: vastus empty, desolate, very large ] 1.) extremely large = ↑huge vast amounts/numbers/quantities/sums etc (of sth) ▪ The government will have to borrow vast amounts of money. ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 vast — /vast / (say vahst) adjective 1. of very great extent or area; very extensive, or immense. 2. of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous. 3. very great in number, quantity, or amount, etc.: a vast army; a vast sum. 4. very great in degree …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 6 Vast — Vast, n. A waste region; boundless space; immensity. The watery vast. Pope. [1913 Webster] Michael bid sound The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven It sounded. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 vast — [vast, väst] adj. [L vastus: see WASTE] very great in size, extent, amount, number, degree, etc. n. Archaic a vast space vastly adv. vastness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 vast|ly — «VAST lee, VAHST », adverb. 1. to a vast extent or degree; immensely: »an explosion vastly more rapid and powerful. 2. exceedingly; extremely; very: »new housing projects vastly superior to the old slums …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 vast|y — «VAS tee, VAHS », adjective. vast; immense: »I can call spirits from the vasty deep (Shakespeare) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 Vast — (lat.), weit ausgedehnt, umfassend …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Vast — (lat.), weit ausgedehnt, umfassend …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 vast — index capacious, extensive, far reaching, general, inclusive, prodigious (enormous), unlimited Burt …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 vast — 〈[vạst] Adj.; veraltet〉 ausgedehnt, weit, unermesslich [<lat. vastus] * * * vạst <Adj.> [wohl über frz. vaste < lat. vastus] (veraltet): weit, ausgedehnt; unermesslich; öde …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 vast — Mot Monosíl·lab Adjectiu variable …

    Diccionari Català-Català

  • 15 vast — [v...] <aus gleichbed. lat. vastus> (veraltet) weit, ausgedehnt; unermesslich; öde …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 16 vast — 1570s, from M.Fr. vaste, from L. vastus immense, extensive, huge, also desolate, unoccupied, empty. The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long a one with a short a , that merged in early Latin (see WASTE… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 vast — *huge, immense, enormous, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, Herculean, cyclopean, titanic, Brobdingnagian Analogous words: stupendous, tremendous, prodigious, *monstrous: *large, big, great: *spacious,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 18 vast — [adj] very large; wide in range allinclusive, ample, astronomical, big, boundless, broad, capacious, colossal, comprehensive, detailed, endless, enormous, eternal, expanded, extensive, far flung, far reaching, forever, giant, gigantic, great,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 19 vast — VAST, nom propre d homme, Vedastus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 20 vast — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of very great extent or quantity; immense. DERIVATIVES vastly adverb vastness noun. ORIGIN Latin vastus void, immense …

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