\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇- \
roomier; roomiest

Definition of roomy

1 : having ample room : spacious
2 of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding

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Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

Examples of roomy in a Sentence

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside
Recent Examples on the Web With a generous 28-inch-by-23-inch platform, this all-aluminum option is roomy and stable. Outdoor Life, "Top-Notch Treestands for Comfortable and Stable Elevation," 7 Apr. 2020 Aston reckons there’s a gap for a road-hogger that’s both opulently roomy and beautiful. Chris Hughes | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Aston Martin’s Vantage Needs a Bit of a Tune-Up," 28 Feb. 2019 Many now come loaded with luxury flourishes and roomy cabins and chromium baubles. Jon Gertner, Wired, "Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses," 1 Apr. 2020 This guy is roomy enough to carry a haul of groceries, a couple bottles of wild-fermented who-knows-what, and a small animal. The Bon Appétit Staff, Bon Appétit, "We Made a Shirt to Thank All the Beans—And to Raise Money for World Central Kitchen," 22 Apr. 2020 Victory occupies an office building subleased from USAA and roomy enough to allow the investment management company to almost double the number of workers there. Patrick Danner,, "Victory Capital has plans to expand on heels of USAA deal," 28 Jan. 2020 The inside is roomy enough for a 13-inch laptop (or the Microsoft Surface Pro 7), toiletries, and a change of clothes. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Upgrade Your Business Trip With These In-Flight Essentials," 21 Jan. 2020 The fit is roomy enough to accommodate thicker socks, and the tall boot height doesn’t restrict flexibility. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Winter is No Match for These Top-Performing Snow Boots," 16 Oct. 2019 Wright used inexpensive materials to experiment with cohesive open spaces and roomy hallways. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dining Room Serves Up His Signature Style," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of roomy

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 May 2020

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“Roomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of roomy

: having plenty of space or room


\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇- \
roomier; roomiest

Kids Definition of roomy

: spacious The house has roomy closets.

Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

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