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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

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>

vo·lu·mi·nous·ly adverb
vo·lu·mi·nous·ness noun

Examples of voluminous

  1. the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces

  2. a writer of voluminous output



Origin of voluminous

Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen


First Known Use: 1611



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