An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enormous)
a. enorme
The organization has a vast network of people working to end world poverty.La organización tiene una enorme red de gente trabajando para poner fin a la pobreza mundial.
b. inmenso
The warlords have managed to keep the country's vast wealth from the central government.Los caudillos han logrado impedir que la inmensa riqueza del país vaya al gobierno central.
c. extenso
Considering the vast size of the universe, there is probably intelligent life somewhere.Considerando el extenso tamaño del universo, es probable que haya vida inteligente en alguna parte.
d. vasto
His vast knowledge of programming and design was instrumental in the product's success.Su vasto conocimiento de programación y diseño fue clave para el éxito del producto.
e. amplísimo
There is a vast range of free resources available for teachers.Hay una amplísima gama de recursos gratuitos disponibles para los maestros.
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Does sport merit the vast sums of money that are spent on it?¿Merece el deporte las sumas astronómicas de dinero que se gastan?
We are analyzing vast quantities of data.Estamos analizando muchísimos datos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (area)
a. vasto(a)
2. (majority, number)
a. inmenso(a)
vast [vɑːst]
vaster (comparative)vastest (superlative) [+building, quantity, organization] enorme; inmenso
We need to find a realistic solution, rather than pour vast quantities of money into these industries The analysis of her vast amount of data was clearly a problem The vast building is very difficult to maintain He was responsible for running a vast organization ...a vast army of reporters and cameramen
[+area] vasto; extenso
The rains had destroyed a vast area of crops ...Afrikaner farmers who own vast stretches of land ...a land marked with vast lakes and mighty rivers
[+range, selection] enorme; amplísimo
they sell a vast range of products it was difficult to choose from the vast selection of wines on offer
[+knowledge, experience] vasto
he has vast knowledge of the subject matter she has vast experience of this type of situation vast quantities of money
at vast expense gastando enormes cantidades de dinero
...the roads that they're building at vast expense
it's a vast improvement on his previous work es muchísimo mejor que su trabajo anterior
The flat was a vast improvement on her last one
the vast majority (of people) la inmensa mayoría (de la gente)
The vast majority, 20,812, are ethnic Germans The vast majority of people seeking asylum there are not genuine refugees The vast majority of lead contamination comes from car exhausts
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