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

Other Words from spacious

spaciously adverb
spaciousness noun

Synonyms for spacious


Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of spacious in a Sentence

almost all of the guests were able to fit into the spacious living room
Recent Examples on the Web The grounds, which include a swimming pool, built-in BBQ, fire pit and spacious brick patio, especially fit the bill. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 9 Aug. 2022 The mod dining room — which opens onto a sunny, spacious patio — can be quiet so far on weekday mornings. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2022 The bar will have eight rotating draft beers, six draft wines, a craft cocktail menu and will have a spacious outdoor patio to serve beverages and food in The Bank's Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 19 July 2022 With a spacious patio out front that accommodates a fire pit and cluster of Adirondack chairs, 3 Rivers Outdoor Company now hosts campfire hangouts two to three nights a week. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 13 June 2022 The cafe can seat 80 people, incorporating workspaces and casual meeting areas, and will have doors that open onto a spacious patio, Whalen said. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 13 June 2022 Pisco sours, Peruvian craft beer, and chicha morada are all here, perfect for sipping on the spacious patio. Globe Staff,, 6 May 2022 Then there’s the spacious heated patio along Grand Avenue, the private dining room, and the menu that incorporates flavors from across the globe, like short rib with bacon, cactus and chipotle, which could have appeared on a Broken Spanish menu. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 One San Francisco home featuring a spacious outdoor patio and wide windows that bathe its living room in natural sunlight is walking distance to Stern Grove Park and a 15-minute train ride from the Pacific Ocean. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spacious.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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

Learn More About spacious

Time Traveler for spacious

Time Traveler

The first known use of spacious was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near spacious

spacing strip



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for spacious

Last Updated

19 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Spacious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for spacious


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

Kids Definition of spacious

: having ample space a spacious room

More from Merriam-Webster on spacious

Nglish: Translation of spacious for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of spacious for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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