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adjective ca·pa·cious \kə-ˈpā-shəs\

Simple Definition of capacious

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of capacious

  1. :  containing or capable of containing a great deal

capaciously

adverb

capaciousness

noun

Examples of capacious in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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

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adjective ca·pa·cious \kə-ˈpā-shəs\

Definition of capacious for Students

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





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