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I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
Norman Borlaug

Meaning of "vast" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VAST

From Latin vastus deserted.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VAST

vast  [vɑːst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VAST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vast can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES VAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

VAST

VAST is an American industrial rock band based in Seattle, Washington. The acronym VAST stands for Visual Audio Sensory Theater and is the main creation of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Crosby. The band is signed to 2blossoms, an independent record company created by Crosby himself. VAST's sound is identifiable as ambient electro-rock with considerable industrial and acoustic influences, usually made with Crosby's traditional acoustic guitar, electronic instruments and processing, drum-driven tracks, and heavy bass. Vocally similarities range from classic rock to post-grunge. In recent years, however, VAST's sound has been more identifiable with acoustic rock in releases such as April and Me and You. VAST's most current release will be 2014's Making Evening And Night.

Definition of vast in the English dictionary

The definition of vast in the dictionary is unusually large in size, extent, degree, or number; immense. Other definition of vast is a very great amount or number.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VAST


avast
əˈvɑːst
Belfast
ˈbɛlfɑːst
blast
blɑːst
broadcast
ˈbrɔːdˌkɑːst
cast
kɑːst
caste
kɑːst
contrast
kənˈtrɑːst
fast
fɑːst
forecast
ˈfɔːˌkɑːst
gast
ɡɑːst
last
lɑːst
mast
mɑːst
oblast
ˈɒblɑːst
outcast
ˈaʊtˌkɑːst
outlast
ˈaʊtˌlɑːst
overcast
ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst
past
pɑːst
podcast
ˈpɒdˌkɑːst
unsurpassed
ˌʌnsɜːˈpɑːst
webcast
ˈwɛbˌkɑːst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VAST

vasotomy
vasovagal
vasovagal syncope
vassal
vassalage
vassaless
vassalise
vassalize
vassalled
vassalling
vassalry
Vasthi
vastidity
vastier
vastiest
vastitude
vastity
vastly
vastness
vasty

WORDS THAT END LIKE VAST

at least
at long last
at the least
beast
bed and breakfast
breakfast
breast
coast
deep in the past
east
feast
in the least
least
Middle East
southeast
the east
the Far East
the last
the past
to say the least

Synonyms and antonyms of vast in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VAST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «vast» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of vast

Translation of «vast» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VAST

Find out the translation of vast to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vast from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vast» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨大的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enorme
570 millions of speakers

English

vast
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

واسعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подавляющее
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vasto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুবিশাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vaste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Luas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

riesig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

広大な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

광대한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gedhe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao la
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विशाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geniş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vasto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Zdecydowana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переважна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vast
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συντριπτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

allra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enorme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vast

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VAST»

The term «vast» is very widely used and occupies the 6.694 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VAST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vast

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10 QUOTES WITH «VAST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vast.
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Walter Benjamin
Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
2
Ami Bera
For the vast majority of Americans who work hard and play by the rules, paying the bills may be hard some months, but it's something we always do.
3
Charles M. Blow
Regardless of their politics, the vast majority of the people I meet, when they can speak and listen and act of their own accord and not in concert with a group, are good, decent and caring people. Most work hard or want to. They love their families and like their neighbors. They will give until it hurts. They fall down, but they bounce back.
4
Norman Borlaug
I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
5
Frank Borman
It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
6
Tony Buzan
Through using our memory to its fullest we can unlock the vast reservoir of human potential that isn't currently being used.
7
John C. Calhoun
A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.
8
Benjamin N. Cardozo
Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.
9
Robert Casey
A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe.
10
Pat Conroy
When I bought a collection of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, I returned home with a bright enthusiasm to begin the long march into the Russian soul. Though I've failed to read either man to completion, they both helped me to imagine that my fictional South Carolina was as vast a literary acreage as their Russia.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VAST»

Discover the use of vast in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vast and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Vast Fields of Ordinary
The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.
Nick Burd, 2009
2
One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis ...
A professor of history offers a sweeping new history of the Native American West from the earliest arrival of ancient peoples to the early nineteenth century, before the Lewis and Clarke expedition opened it to exploration, focusing ...
Colin G. Calloway, 2006
3
This Vast Land: A Young Man's Journal of the Lewis and Clark ...
A fictional journal recounting the travels--from 1803 to 1806--of eighteen-year-old George Shannon, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, as the Corps explores the west and seeks a water route to the Pacific Ocean.
Stephen E. Ambrose, 2003
4
A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the ...
" In A Vast Machine Paul Edwards has news for these skeptics: without models, there are no data.
Paul N. Edwards, 2010
5
The Vast Difference
[a] delightfully off-key, off-color hymn to clichés we all live by, whether we know it or not.
Jeff Daniels, 2000
6
The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
From the Hardcover edition.
Broughton Coburn, 2013
7
Vast Universe: Extraterrestrials and Christian Revelation
In this book, one possible aspect of the universe we live in meets the perspective of Christian revelation.
Thomas F. O'Meara, 2012
8
My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist
Witty and compassionate, Andrew Tobias is a plutocrat for the nineties, a capitalist with a heart. If you enjoyed The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need, you'll love My Vast Fortune. From the Hardcover edition.
Andrew Tobias, 2011
9
The Battle for Vast Dominion
Packer Throme, determined to demonstrate that power comes only from above, leads his people in a war against the dreaded Drammune.
George Bryan Polivka, 2008
10
Caesar's Vast Ghost
Provence, where Lawrence Durrell lived for thirty years, is the motif of this final work, published just before his death.
Lawrence Durrell, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vast is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vast concludes 50.1% acquisition of second Romanian mine
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Aim-listed resource and development company Vast Resources has secured a controlling interest in Romania-based ... «Creamer Media's Mining Weekly, Jul 15»
2
Qatar vast gas reserves 'to last 138 years': report
Doha (AFP) - Qatar's gas reserves are so vast it can maintain production at current rates for another 138 years, according to an official report published on ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
3
Vast Resources to deliver maiden revenue in H2
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Aim-quoted Vast Resources is eyeing maiden positive cash flow from its emerging Pickstone-Peerless gold mine, ... «Creamer Media's Mining Weekly, May 15»
4
Minda Corp ropes in US-firm VAST as JV partner for keys business
US-based Vehicle Access Systems Technology (VAST) has taken a 50% stake in the business after previous partner, French auto parts maker Valeo, exited the ... «Economic Times, May 15»
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Minda Corporation forms JV with US-based VAST for vehicle access …
VAST - a global supplier of security/access control products for the motor vehicle industry - will provide support to the JV for the locksets, steering column locks, ... «Business Standard, May 15»
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STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION Announces Strategic Joint …
VAST acquired a fifty percent equity interest in the former Minda-Valeo Security Systems joint venture entity, based in Pune, India for approximately $12 million. «GlobeNewswire, Apr 15»
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TV technology yields vast wonderland
"The idea of the Vast Wasteland has become the vast wonderland," said Ron Simon, curator of television and radio at the Paley Center for Media in New York. «Orlando Sentinel, Feb 15»
8
Pamlico Capital and Clarity Telecom Complete Acquisition to Form …
Internet, Cable & Phone (“WOW!”). The Clarity team will transition the platform from WOW! in the coming months and rebrand the operation as Vast Broadband, ... «MarketWatch, Oct 14»
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Vast Exploration Files Amended Filing Statement in Connection With …
Details of the Acquisition are set forth in press releases of Vast dated March 7, ... Statement amends a Filing Statement previously filed by Vast on September 4, ... «MarketWatch, Oct 14»
10
Hong Kong Protest 2014: Watch 'Under A Vast Sky' Video With …
The Occupy Central protest in Hong Kong has adopted an unofficial anthem. “Under a Vast Sky” by the Hong Kong '90s rock band Beyond has been embraced ... «International Business Times, Oct 14»

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