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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vast \Vast\ (v[.a]st), adjective [Compar. {Vaster} (v[.a]st"[~e]r); superl. {Vastest}.] [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous, immense: cf. F. vaste. See {Waste}, and cf. {Devastate}.]

1. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. [Obs.]

The empty, vast, and wandering air. --Shak.

2. Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia.

Through the vast and boundless deep. --Milton.

3. Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money.

4. Very great in force; mighty; as, vast labor.

5. Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern.

Syn: Enormous; huge; immense; mighty.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vast \Vast\, noun A waste region; boundless space; immensity. "The watery vast." --Pope.

Michael bid sound The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven It sounded. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vast

adjective

1: 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 [syn: {huge}, {immense}, {vast}, {Brobdingnagian}]


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