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

: 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

:  consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions :  winding
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>
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


Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen
First Known Use: 1611


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