super vast

vast

[vast, vahst]
adjective, vaster, vastest.
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.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin vastus empty, immense

vastly, adverb
vastness, noun
supervast, adjective
supervastly, adverb
supervastness, noun


1. measureless, boundless, gigantic, colossal, stupendous.


1. small.
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vast (vɑːst)
 
adj
1.  unusually large in size, extent, degree, or number; immense
2.  (prenominal) (intensifier): in vast haste
 
n
3.  poetic chiefly the vast immense or boundless space
4.  dialect (Brit) a very great amount or number
 
[C16: from Latin vastus deserted]
 
'vastity
 
n
 
'vastly
 
adv
 
'vastness
 
n

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vast
1575, from M.Fr. vaste, from L. vastus "immense, extensive, huge," also "desolate, unoccupied, empty." The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long -a- one with a short -a-, that merged in early Latin (see waste). Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier.
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