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5 definitions found
 for vast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vast \Vast\, n.
     A waste region; boundless space; immensity. "The watery
     vast." --Pope.
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           Michael bid sound
           The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven
           It sounded.                              --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vast \Vast\ (v[.a]st), a. [Compar. Vaster (v[.a]st"[~e]r);
     superl. Vastest.] [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous,
     immense: cf. F. vaste. See Waste, and cf. Devastate.]
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     1. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. [Obs.]
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              The empty, vast, and wandering air.   --Shak.
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     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.
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              Through the vast and boundless deep.  --Milton.
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     3. Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast
        army; a vast sum of money.
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     4. Very great in force; mighty; as, vast labor.
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     5. Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern.
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     Syn: Enormous; huge; immense; mighty.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vast
      adj 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "vast":
     Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
     Homeric, abysmal, ample, amplitudinous, astronomic, astronomical,
     awesome, behemoth, big, boundless, broad, bulky, capacious,
     colossal, commodious, cosmic, deep, elephantine, endless, enormous,
     epic, expansive, extended, extending, extensive, far-flung,
     far-reaching, galactic, giant, giantlike, gigantic, great, heroic,
     huge, humongous, immeasurable, immense, incalculable,
     indeterminate, inexhaustible, infinite, interminable, jumbo,
     king-size, large, limitless, mammoth, massive, massy, measureless,
     mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, never-ending,
     outsize, overgrown, prodigious, profound, roomy, sizable, spacious,
     spreading, stupendous, titanic, towering, tremendous, unbounded,
     unlimited, voluminous, weighty, whopping, wide, widespread
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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