adjective, vast·er, vast·est.
Origin of vast
Examples from the Web for vaster
The task demanded a vaster range of knowledge than was ever before required of a biographer.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)|George Jacob Holyoake
In a world to be ruined at a touch, like a house of cards, what vaster ruin would ensue?The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
"I think, therefore I am," said the philosopher; but the bare utterance of the word I, yields a vaster inference.Christianity and Modern Thought|Various
Vast are its possibilities and vaster still its sweep of conceivability.The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
He had accomplished much of what he had gone into public life for,—the making of a vaster fortune than the vast one he had before.Mrs. Darrell|Foxcroft Davis
British Dictionary definitions for vaster
Word Origin for vast
Word Origin and History for vaster
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.