- Very large or wide (literally or figuratively).
- The Sahara desert is vast.
- There is a vast difference between them.
- Very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially extent.
NounVast (plural Vasts)
- (poetic) A vast space.
- 1608: they have seemed to be together, though absent, shook hands, as over a vast, and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. — William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, I.i
Adjectives for Vast
populous; current; fathomless; boundless; unimagined. adverbs enormously; mysteriously; stupendously; impossibly; overwhelmingly; strangely; colossally; prodigiously; astonishingly; marvellously; extraordinarily; miraculously.
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 Latin vastus (“void, immense”).
- firm, fast, tight, fixed
- Een knoop is een manier om een lijn (touw) min of meer blijvend ergens aan vast te maken, of om twee touwen aan elkaar vast te maken. — A knot is a manner of fastening more or less permanently a line of rope to something, or of fastening a pair of ropes to each other.
- (chemistry) in the solid state
- (botany) perennial
- (of a telephone) using a landline
- IPA: /vɑst/
Cognate via Germanic with English fast, German fest, Icelandic (and Faroese) fastur, Norwegian fast, and Swedish fast. Cognate via Proto-Indo-European with Armenian հաստ (hast, “thick”) and Sanskrit पस्त्य (pastyá).
vast m. (plural vast)