Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Emptiness or desolation.
  • n. Vastness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Vastness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wasteness; desolation.
  • n. Vastness; immensity.

Etymologies

From Middle French vastité or its source, Latin vastitas. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Leone condita lugebantur: for it was a golden age whilst he lived, [2330] but after his decease an iron season succeeded, barbara vis et foeda vastitas, et dira malorum omnium incommoda, wars, plagues, vastity, discontent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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