from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Archaic Vast.

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  • adj. vast

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vast; immense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vast; boundless; being of great extent; very spacious; immense.


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  • Again, there are echoes of Shakespeare, who liked to coin words such as vasty, steepy, and plumpy.

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  • On the other hand, in _Requiescat_ there is not a false note, unless it be the dubious word "vasty" in the last line; and even that may shelter itself under the royal mantle of Shakespeare.

    Matthew Arnold

  • And yet he was a really truly sailor fresh from the vasty deep.


  • Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

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  • Out of love for me and concern for my overall health and in light of my family history of diabetes and my tendency to drink vasty quantities of sugary drinks, preferentially Dr. Pepper, and further in consideration of my strong desire not to obtain a second dog, Brianna and I have entered into the following agreement:

    Meanwhile, art continues...

  • Actually there are limitless supplies available at around $35 barrel, the level where it becomes generally ecomomic to covert stocks other than "pumped light oil" into oil products -- those other stocks being the likes of heavy oil, coal, gas, tar sands, shale, etc., which exist in quantities vasty greater than humanity will ever use.

    Basic Oil Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • If you spend your days more or less the way Carr does -- if you are a knowledge worker, a trawler of the vasty Interwebz, ever searching for information, diversion and a sense of social connection -- you probably have your own version of his sense that life online is often a life lived in distraction.

    Nicholas Carr's "The Shallows" and William Powers's "Hamlet's Blackberry"

  • Harman's confidence in the prowess of the trained Afghan security forces to defeat the Taliban and Al Qaeda is reminiscent of Glendower's boast in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 that he could call spirits from the vasty deep.

    Bruce Fein: Congresswoman Harman's Afghan Delusions

  • Linus spent the night in Spooky's sewing room, but he's beginning to venture forth into the vasty world beyond.

    Europa Cold (well, not quite, but still...)

  • It hides the sky, which has been absolutely crippling in the vasty blueness department of late.



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  • Immense.

    February 12, 2008