spacious

adjective
spa·​cious | \ ˈspā-shəs How to pronounce spacious (audio) \

Definition of spacious

1 : vast or ample in extent : roomy a spacious residence
2 : large or magnificent in scale : expansive a more spacious and stimulating existence than the farm could offer— H. L. Mencken

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Other Words from spacious

spaciously adverb
spaciousness noun

Synonyms for spacious

Synonyms

ample, capacious, commodious, roomy

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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 spacious in a Sentence

almost all of the guests were able to fit into the spacious living room

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An adjacent dining room is equally spacious and also offers views. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: New construction in Orinda delivers thoughtful design and incredible views," 26 June 2019 The ship was small, but not claustrophobic, and my cabin was surprisingly spacious. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, "How a botched cruise turned into a free trip to Tahiti," 25 June 2019 The patio area is spacious enough that on a recent visit in April, a birthday party was going on for an adorable goldendoodle. Washington Post, "D.C.'s best dog-friendly patios," 8 June 2019 Most basements are relatively spacious and some have direct access to the outdoors. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Finish Your Basement," 18 Apr. 2019 The spacious SanDisk 1TB Ultra SSD is $144, the lowest price it’s ever hit. Alexandria Haslam, PCWorld, "The spacious 1TB SanDisk Ultra SSD is one of the best drives you can buy, and it's cheaper than ever," 31 Oct. 2018 The Summit’s galley is spacious with a deep countertop over dividers for an ice cooler, water tank, and shelves for the camp stove. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Teardrop trailer features bunkbeds to sleep a family of 4," 23 Oct. 2018 The lack of a separate bedroom also leaves more room for a bathroom, and the Harmony 3’s spacious water closet includes a large shower and backlit lighting. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Chic camper-trailer includes drop-down queen bed," 27 Aug. 2018 On the top level — up a wood staircase that lends a ziggurat detail to the kitchen wall behind it — is the master suite which has its own bathroom and spacious closet. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$2.3 Million Homes in New York, Florida and Colorado," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of spacious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for spacious

Middle English, from Anglo-French spacioux, from Latin spatiosus, from spatium space, room

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spacious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of spacious

: having a large amount of space

spacious

adjective
spa·​cious | \ ˈspā-shəs How to pronounce spacious (audio) \

Kids Definition of spacious

: having ample space a spacious room

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