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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Prior to her death in February 2019, Radziwill had spent more than 30 years in her spacious New York City apartment, which served as a primary residence in addition to her homes in London and Paris. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Inside Lee Radziwill's Energetic Upper East Side Apartment," 8 May 2019 Total Expert Score: 93/100 | Consumer Score: 79% give it 4 stars or higher A spacious two-room tent for families and larger groups. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "This Spring’s 11 Best Camping Tents," 1 May 2019 Building amenities include a fifth-floor resident lounge, a spacious patio with fire pit and an exercise facility. 50 Pine Street, The Seattle Times, "Luxury condominiums in the heart of Puget Sound," 11 Apr. 2019 The grippy tread can rival any hiking boot, but one of its biggest acclaims is its comfort from the spacious toe box. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Hiking Boots for Exploring the Outdoors," 9 Apr. 2019 That should make Optane Memory a juicy upgrade for budget big-box desktop PCs filled with spacious hard drives, right? Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Intel's Optane Memory finally supports Celeron and Pentium budget PCs that need the most boost," 1 Apr. 2019 About 12 by 24 feet—essentially the size of a spacious master bedroom—the structures feature double French doors and can accommodate a wheelchair and hospital equipment, if needed. Christine Coppa, Country Living, "'Granny Pods' Allow Elderly Family Members to Live in a High-Tech Backyard Cottage," 13 Dec. 2018 The Ivoryton model, with 1,797 square feet, has a spacious living and dining room combination, two bedrooms, a separate den with French doors and a large open kitchen. Mary Murphy, courant.com, "Property of the Week: Essex Glen," 6 June 2018 That means a modern kitchen, spacious bedrooms and skylights on the third floor. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: A $2.7M masterpiece in historic Lockerbie," 25 May 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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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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