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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vast \Vast\ (v[.a]st), a. [Compar. Vaster (v[.a]st"[~e]r); superl. Vastest.] [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous, immense: cf. F. vaste. See Waste, and cf. Devastate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The empty, vast, and wandering air. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia. [1913 Webster] Through the vast and boundless deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money. [1913 Webster] 4. Very great in force; mighty; as, vast labor. [1913 Webster] 5. Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern. [1913 Webster] Syn: Enormous; huge; immense; mighty. [1913 Webster]




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