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Definition of "vast" []

  • Very great in size, number, amount, or quantity. (adjective)
  • Very great in area or extent; immense. (adjective)
  • Very great in degree or intensity. See Synonyms at enormous. (adjective)
  • Archaic An immense space. (noun)
  • Unusually large in size, extent, degree, or number; immense (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (intensifier) (adjective)
  • A very great amount or number (noun)

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Use "vast" in a sentence
  • "Some of the phrases they gave me, such as the phrase "vast majority" used twice were pretty vague, and because I hadn't seen the actual language, I was reporting only what I was told, but it sounded like we were headed toward fairly tight release language on the settlement."
  • "Minow coined the phrase "vast wasteland" in 1961, he was referring to television."
  • "The English word vast is derived from the Sanskrit vas, so Vasudeva also means that vast and all-encompassing Supreme Being within whom all other beings are contained."