capacious

adjective
ca·​pa·​cious | \ kə-ˈpā-shəs \

Definition of capacious 

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

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Other Words from capacious

capaciously adverb
capaciousness noun

Synonyms for capacious

Synonyms

ample, commodious, roomy, spacious

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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

Examples of capacious in a Sentence

that car has a capacious trunk that makes it a good choice for families

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Beyond these three core principles, the GND is still capacious enough to include a wide variety of preferences and perspectives. David Roberts, Vox, "The Green New Deal, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 Huat Hardware Enter from the hidden entrance to find a capacious space that retains the industrial design of a past life as a hardware store. Annette Tan, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Cafes in Singapore," 4 Mar. 2018 But the restaurant itself, housed in a former warehouse, is as airy and capacious as Chang’s original restaurants were narrow and tight. Alex Bhattacharji, WSJ, "David Chang’s Culinary Universe Is Still Growing," 2 Nov. 2018 Like its less capacious cousin, this is the all-time low for this card, which cost as much as $40 in early September. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Boost your storage with Samsung's superb EVO Select microSD cards at all-time low prices," 30 Oct. 2018 Amazon’s deal of the day discounts several storage options from SanDisk, Western Digital, and G-Technology, including high-performance SD cards, capacious flash drives, and affordable SSDs to speed up your desktop or laptop. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "SD cards, flash drives, and solid state storage are cheaper today on Amazon," 24 Oct. 2018 Defeat led the British to make peace, granting generous terms: American independence within capacious boundaries. Alan Taylor, WSJ, "‘In the Hurricane’s Eye’ Review: How France Freed the U.S.," 18 Oct. 2018 The two windows at each row, and capacious overhead bins, will also combat claustrophobia. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 New Planes That Will Change the Way You Travel," 4 Sep. 2018 For his part, Mr. Glancy of the Small Pocket Situation found a suitably capacious alternative in dress shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt, a Brooks Brothers rival. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "What to Do When Your Favorite Clothing Item Gets Discontinued," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of capacious

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capacious

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

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The first known use of capacious was in 1606

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capacious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of capacious

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

capacious

adjective
ca·​pa·​cious | \ kə-ˈpā-shəs \

Kids Definition of capacious

: able to hold a great deal a capacious pocket

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