- adj. 广阔的；巨大的；大量的；巨额的
- n. 浩瀚；广阔无垠的空间
- n. (Vast)人名；(法)瓦斯特
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- vast:  Latin vastus originally meant ‘empty, unoccupied, deserted’. The sense ‘huge’, in which English borrowed it, is a secondary semantic development. Another metaphorical route took it to ‘ravaged, destroyed’, in which sense it lies behind English devastate and waste.
=> devastate, waste
- vast (adj.)
- 1570s, "being of great extent or size," from Middle French vaste, from Latin 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 (v.)). Meaning "very great in quantity or number" is from 1630s; that of "very great in degree" is from 1670s. Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier. Related: Vastly; vastness; vasty.
- 1. In the cities vast crowds have been demonstrating for change.
- 2. Portugal and Spain had possessed vast empires that waxed and waned.
- 3. This vast archive has been indexed and made accessible to researchers.
- 4. The pollution has already turned vast areas into a wasteland.
- 5. Compact discs have brought about a vast improvement in recorded sound quality.
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