adjective, vast·er, vast·est.
Origin of vast
Examples from the Web for vast
Though this too is debatable given that 25,000 to 40,000 people a year die of influenza—the vast majority of them unvaccinated.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With its vast web of resources and services, including its support groups, the Center has often helped save these people lives.
It would be difficult to find an issue with less resonance with the vast majority of voters than climate change.
What qualifies as vast enough, as comprehensive enough, as representative enough to faithfully render a city and its people?
They are for corporations like Hobby Lobby, and vast hospital networks, and, yes, adoption agencies.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The capital of the kingdom of Lilliput appeared to be partially surrounded by a vast and melancholy campagna of turnips.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
In the little contrivances of children lie the germs of vast mechanical and artistic enterprises.The Playwork Book|Ann Macbeth
The fence begins to melt as if in a haze and the logic of clearing this vast expanse of earth and rock escapes him.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
A virtual prisoner, I marched between them, through the vast crowd that made way grudgingly to let us pass.
Nothing was too vast or too complicated to be undertaken, no detail was too trivial to be studied.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
Word Origin for vast
1570s, from Middle French vaste, from Latin vastus "immense, extensive, huge," also "desolate, unoccupied, empty." The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long -a- one with a short -a-, that merged in early Latin (see waste). Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier. Related: Vastly; vastness.