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Vast meaning

vast - 10 dictionary results

  1. 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
  2. 2. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely.
  3. 3. Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia.
  4. 4. Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money.
  5. 5. Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern.
  6. 6. A waste region; boundless space; immensity.
  7. 7. Vastness.
  8. 8. Far- stretching; very large; enormous.
  9. 9. Vastly.
  10. 10. Of great extent; immense; enormous.

vast - examples of usage

  1. Great battles had been fought, and vast armies were drawing breath for greater ones to come. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Her own ignorance was vast, she confessed. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I got upon the ice and stepped very carefully to the starboard side and looked down the vast split there. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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