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adjective ca·pa·cious \kə-ˈpā-shəs\

Definition of capacious

  1. :  containing or capable of containing a great deal <the museum's capacious rooms>

capaciously

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capaciousness

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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 —see capable


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 English Language Learners

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adjective ca·pa·cious \kə-ˈpā-shəs\

Definition of capacious for English Language Learners

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


CAPACIOUS Defined for Kids

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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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