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voluminous

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adjective vo·lu·mi·nous \və-ˈlü-mə-nəs\

Simple Definition of voluminous

  • : very large : containing a lot of space

  • of clothing : using large amounts of fabric : very full

  • : having very many words or pages

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of voluminous

  1. 1 :  consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions :  winding

  2. 2 a :  having or marked by great volume or bulk :  large <long voluminous tresses>; also :  full <a voluminous skirt> b :  numerous <trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper>

  3. 3 a :  filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes <a voluminous literature on the subject> b :  writing or speaking much or at great length <a voluminous correspondent>

voluminously

adverb

voluminousness

noun

Examples of voluminous in a sentence

  1. the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces

  2. a writer of voluminous output



Origin and Etymology of voluminous

Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen


First Known Use: 1611


VOLUMINOUS Defined for Kids

voluminous

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adjective vo·lu·mi·nous \və-ˈlü-mə-nəs\

Definition of voluminous for Students

  1. 1 :  of great size or amount :  large <a voluminous stamp collection>

  2. 2 :  1full 5 <a voluminous robe>





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