capacious

adjective ca·pa·cious \ kə-ˈpā-shəs \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of capacious

: containing or capable of containing a great deal
  • the museum's capacious rooms

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

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Origin and Etymology of capacious

Latin capac-, capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere — see capable

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

capacious

adjective

Definition of capacious for English Language Learners

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


CAPACIOUS Defined for Kids

capacious

adjective ca·pa·cious \ kə-ˈpā-shəs \

Definition of capacious for Students

: able to hold a great deal
  • a capacious pocket


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