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[vas-tee, vah-stee]
adjective, vast·i·er, vast·i·est.
  1. vast; immense.
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Origin of vasty

First recorded in 1590–1600; vast + -y1
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Examples from the Web for vasty

Historical Examples

  • Again, the Count carried out his ideas in the "vasty halls of death."

    History of the Moravian Church

    J. E. Hutton

  • What manner Syrt, what ravening Scylla, what vasty Charybdis?

  • I read no book of fate; I call no spirits from the vasty deep.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • Call spirits from the vasty deep: if they do not come, what of it?

  • But they're as contrary-minded as spirits from the vasty deep.

    Indian Summer

    William D. Howells

British Dictionary definitions for vasty


adjective vastier or vastiest
  1. an archaic or poetic word for vast
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