Adjective "vast" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of very great extent or quantity; immense.
  1. 'In the gloom across the vast expanse of sand the distant hills awaited the daylight.'
  2. 'Unlike your own tiny island, Canada is a vast expanse covering almost every known climatic type.'
  3. 'The FBI has suspicions, especially when vast sums of money are transferred from off-shore bank accounts.'
  4. 'The car park below is full of imported cars sheltering in the shade of vast satellite dishes.'
  5. 'By half past eleven the vast expanse of Trafalgar Square was already full.'
  6. 'The pharmaceutical industry spends unimaginably vast sums on research and development - $30.5 billion in 2001.'
  7. 'The show itself is in a huge exhibition centre, and is on a vast scale.'
  8. 'The sun came out and poured through the stained glass windows down onto the vast expanse of stone floor.'
  9. 'All you can see when you get out of the car is this vast flat expanse of grass.'
  10. 'Like the vast majority of parents, they do what they consider to be the best for their children.'


An immense space.


    1. of very great area or extent; immense: the vast reaches of outer space.

    2. of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous: vast piles of rubble left in the wake of the war.

    3. very great in number, quantity, amount, etc.: vast sums of money.

    4. very great in degree, intensity, etc.: an artisan of vast skill. noun

    5. Literary. an immense or boundless expanse or space.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "volumes can be vast for countries."

    "stations can be vast in sizes."

    "stations can be vast in forms."

    "sounds can be vast from banks."

    "rooms can be vast with beds."

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    Late Middle English: from Latin vastus ‘void, immense’.