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1. unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope;
- Example: "huge government spending"
- Example: "huge country estates"
- Example: "huge popular demand for higher education"
- Example: "a huge wave"
- Example: "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"
- Example: "immense numbers of birds"
- Example: "at vast (or immense) expense"
- Example: "the vast reaches of outer space"
- Example: "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge
[syn: huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vast \Vast\, n. A waste region; boundless space; immensity. "The watery vast." --Pope. [1913 Webster] Michael bid sound The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven It sounded. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "vast": Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, abysmal, ample, amplitudinous, astronomic, astronomical, awesome, behemoth, big, boundless, broad, bulky, capacious, colossal, commodious, cosmic, deep, elephantine, endless, enormous, epic, expansive, extended, extending, extensive, far-flung, far-reaching, galactic, giant, giantlike, gigantic, great, heroic, huge, humongous, immeasurable, immense, incalculable, indeterminate, inexhaustible, infinite, interminable, jumbo, king-size, large, limitless, mammoth, massive, massy, measureless, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, never-ending, outsize, overgrown, prodigious, profound, roomy, sizable, spacious, spreading, stupendous, titanic, towering, tremendous, unbounded, unlimited, voluminous, weighty, whopping, wide, widespread