adjective, vast·er, vast·est.
Origin of vast
Synonyms for vast
Antonyms for vast
Related Words for vasterfar-flung, colossal, far-reaching, huge, tremendous, broad, immense, boundless, spacious, extensive, ample, big, limitless, unlimited, great, infinite, endless, enormous, monumental, mammoth
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Historical Examples of vaster
But only for a minute; other things of vaster importance held him.The Free Range
Francis William Sullivan
The contribution on the whole is immense, vaster than we have yet any idea of.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
Apparently it required a yet vaster effort to pronounce an explanation.Evan Harrington, Complete
The universe is vaster than he or any of the Old Testament age could even imagine.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job
Some time or other to every man must come the consciousness of this vaster life.Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure
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.