spacious

play
adjective spa·cious \ˈspā-shəs\

Definition of spacious

  1. 1 :  vast or ample in extent :  roomy a spacious residence

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

spaciously

adverb

spaciousness

noun

Examples of spacious in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of spacious

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


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of spacious

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

SPACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

spacious

play
adjective spa·cious \ˈspā-shəs\

Definition of spacious for English Language Learners

  • : having a large amount of space


SPACIOUS Defined for Kids

spacious

play
adjective spa·cious \ˈspā-shəs\

Definition of spacious for Students

  1. :  having ample space a spacious room



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spacious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!