vast Definition

  • 1of very great extent or quantity; immense
  • 2very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially in extent or range

Using vast: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vast" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The vast majority of people are law-abiding citizens.

  • Example

    The universe is vast and mysterious.

  • Example

    She inherited a vast fortune from her grandfather.

  • Example

    The Sahara Desert is a vast expanse of sand.

vast Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for vast

Idioms Using vast

  • an overwhelming majority of people or things


    The vast majority of students passed the exam.

  • in vast numbers

    in very large quantities or amounts


    Birds migrate in vast numbers during the winter months.

  • a great deal of experience in a particular field or activity


    He has vast experience in the field of medicine.

Phrases with vast

  • a large quantity of something


    The company spent vast amounts of money on advertising.

  • vast open spaces

    a large area with no buildings or other structures


    The Midwest is known for its vast open spaces.

  • a significant difference between two things


    There is a vast difference between the lifestyles of the rich and the poor.

Origins of vast

from Old Norse 'vǫrðr', meaning 'watchtower'


Summary: vast in Brief

The term 'vast' [væst] describes something of great extent or quantity, often referring to size, amount, degree, intensity, or range. Examples include 'The universe is vast and mysterious,' and 'She inherited a vast fortune from her grandfather.' Phrases like 'vast open spaces' and idioms like 'vast majority' further illustrate the concept of overwhelming quantity or extent.

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