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"vast" in British English

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vastadjective

uk   /vɑːst/  us   /væst/
B2 extremelybig: A vast ​audiencewatched the ​broadcast. The ​amount of ​detail the ​bookcontains is vast. The ​people who have taken ​ouradvice have ​saved themselves vast amounts/​sums of ​money. The vast majority of ​childrenattendstateschools.

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(Definition of vast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vast" in American English

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vastadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /væst/
extremelylarge: The vast ​majority of ​ourstudents – ​nearly 90 ​percent – ​graduate within four ​years.
vastly
adverb  us   /ˈvæs·tli/
I ​think the ​originalmovie was vastly ​superior to the ​remake.
(Definition of vast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vast”
in Korean 엄청난…
in Arabic شاسِع…
in Malaysian besar, banyak…
in French immense…
in Russian огромный, обширный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的, 廣大的…
in Italian vasto…
in Turkish çok geniş, çok büyük, uçsuz bucaksız…
in Polish olbrzymi…
in Spanish vasto, inmenso…
in Vietnamese rộng lớn, mênh mông…
in Portuguese vasto…
in Thai ใหญ่โต…
in German unermeßlich…
in Catalan vast…
in Japanese 広大な, ばく大な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的, 广大的…
in Indonesian besar…
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