Even Latin you have to leave to be able to find the etymological origin of the vast term that now occupies us. When moving to that language, we come across the fact that this word emanates from “vastus”, which can be translated as “desert or emptiness”.

Vast it’s a adjective which refers to that extended, dilated or very large. The vastness, therefore, is the opposite of limited or small. For example: “The king exercised his dominion in a very vast territory that extended for thousands and thousands of kilometers”, “The club announced the signing of a player with a long history in the European leagues”, “I have completed a vast journey to get here”.

VastThe notion of vast can be applied to physical issues (concrete) or abstract (symbolic). A vast desert It is a desert area of ​​great extension, like a very vast plain it is a flat region characterized by its dimensions. This can be physically verified with a measurement. Instead, talk about vast knowledge or of a vast trajectory it is more linked to something abstract.

The vast muscle, meanwhile, is a muscle of the thigh that acts in the extension of the leg. This muscle runs from the hip joint to the kneecap.

Specifically, there are two muscles that receive that name:
• Vastus lateralis muscle, which is a part of the quadriceps.
• Vastus medialis muscle. It is identified because it has a teardrop shape and because, within the quadriceps, it is the area that is closest to it.

Vast, on the other hand, it is an Italian municipality located in the Chieti province, in the region of Abruzzo. It has about 40,000 inhabitants and is known for its historical attractions and its beautiful beaches.

There are many places of interest that you deserve to know in this Italian population. However, among all of them the Punta Aderci Nature Reserve or the Palazzo D´Avalos stand out.

In addition to all the above, we would have to underline the existence of an important Italian philosopher and artist whose last name is the term that we are now analyzing. It is about Giuseppe Lanza del Vasto (1901 – 1981), who is known not only for having been a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi but also for having carried out the creation of the Community of the Ark.

His commitment to environmentalism and his strong conviction to fix problems without using violence were other mainstays of the personality of this man, who carried out the creation of literary works such as “Pilgrimage to the sources”. In this he came to make an exhaustive tour of what was his first trip to India, his first meeting with his former teacher or his visit to the Ganges.

It is important not to confuse the concept of vast with the coarse, a suit from the Spanish deck. The clubs, together with the swords, the golds and the cups, are part of this deck that is used in many card games.