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Pronunciation : Vast
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous, immense: cf. F. vaste. See Waste, and cf. Devastate.]
Definition : 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 importance; as, a subject of vast concern.

Syn. -- Enormous; huge; immense; mighty.

[Compar. Vaster; superl. Vastest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vast
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A waste region; boundless space; immensity. "The watery vast." Pope. Michael bid sound The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven It sounded. Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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