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capacious

adjective ca·pa·cious \kə-ˈpā-shəs\

: able to hold or contain a lot : large in capacity

Full Definition of CAPACIOUS

:  containing or capable of containing a great deal
ca·pa·cious·ly adverb
ca·pa·cious·ness noun
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Examples of CAPACIOUS

  1. <that car has a capacious trunk that makes it a good choice for families>

Origin of CAPACIOUS

Latin capac-, capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere
First Known Use: 1606

Synonym Discussion of CAPACIOUS

spacious, commodious, capacious, ample mean larger in extent or capacity than the average. spacious implies great length and breadth <a spacious front lawn>. commodious stresses roominess and comfortableness <a commodious and airy penthouse apartment>. capacious stresses the ability to hold, contain, or retain more than the average <a capacious suitcase>. ample implies having a greater size, expanse, or amount than that deemed adequate <ample closet space>.
CAPACIOUS Defined for Kids

capacious

adjective ca·pa·cious \kə-ˈpā-shəs\

Definition of CAPACIOUS for Kids

:  able to hold a great deal <a capacious pocket>

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