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[vas-tee, vah-stee] /ˈvæs ti, ˈvɑ sti/
adjective, vastier, vastiest.
vast; immense.
Origin of vasty
1590-1600; vast + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Simultaneously, a thick and vasty gasp came from the audience, as from five hundred bathers in a wholly unexpected surf.

    Penrod Booth Tarkington
  • Again, the Count carried out his ideas in the "vasty halls of death."

  • You've invented them, haven't you, called them out of the vasty deep sort of thing and brought them up in the way they should go.

    If Winter Comes A.S.M. Hutchinson
  • What manner Syrt, what ravening Scylla, what vasty Charybdis?

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
  • I read no book of fate; I call no spirits from the vasty deep.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • I tried to summon from the vasty deep all the worthies of the eighteenth century.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • At length indignation stirred in the vasty courts of heaven; and overburdened human nature rose in universal revolt on earth.

    Caesar's Column Ignatius Donnelly
  • Which two of all these females did they mean to heave into the vasty deep?

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • To-morrow night at twelve o'clock we shall be far out on the vasty deep.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • To stand over the vasty deep to summon monsters and slip in.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
British Dictionary definitions for vasty


adjective vastier, vastiest
an archaic or poetic word for vast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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