Definition of capacious
: containing or capable of containing a great deal the museum's capacious rooms
Examples of capacious in a Sentence
that car has a capacious trunk that makes it a good choice for families
Recent Examples of capacious from the Web
New Orleans food is a capacious expression that has been making room for new ideas and influences for as long as people have been putting flames to pots along these bends in the river.
Handle can be lengthened, and while the gear basket isn't super-accessible, the capacious sunshade provides protection from both UVA rays and paparazzi.
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Origin and Etymology of capacious
Latin capac-, capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere —see capable
First Known Use: 1606
Synonym Discussion of capacious
CAPACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of capacious for English Language Learners
: able to hold or contain a lot : large in capacity
CAPACIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of capacious for Students
: able to hold a great deal a capacious pocket
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