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adjective vast pronunciation in British English /vɑːst/
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  1. extremely large

    a vast empty plain

    a vast amount/number/quantity:

    Our dog eats a vast amount of food each day.

    a vast range/array:

    the vast array of computer games available

    in vast numbers/amounts:

    People flocked to the show in vast numbers.

    the vast majority of (=almost everyone or everything):

    I believe the vast majority of people (=almost everyone) will support us.

    a vast expanse (=a very large area):

    the vast expanse of the National Park

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noun [uncountable]

The vastness of the topic overwhelms most readers.

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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