spacious

adjective
spa·​cious | \ˈspā-shəs \

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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While Wright used intersecting parallelograms to make modestly-sized homes like the 1,900-square-foot Kraus House seem more spacious, this property takes the same idea and applies it to a sprawling 4,932 square feet. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired ‘parallelogram’ house asks $560K," 3 Dec. 2018 The company has built a solid sub-compact SUV that offers excellent value, a surprisingly spacious-feeling interior, and a solid ride. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Good drive, good value: The Jeep Compass Latitude reviewed," 29 Nov. 2018 The nearby Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has spacious villas with plunge pools right on the river, set amid a terraced rice field. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Travel providers usually save their best experiences — comfortable seats, spacious hotel suites, quick check-in lines — for those willing to pay more. Liz Weston, The Seattle Times, "Liz Weston: How to score luxury travel for less," 29 Oct. 2018 The spacious master suite opens to the outside, where an outdoor pavilion with a fireplace overlooks a pool and spa. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘Dr. 90210’ gives posh Beverly Hills Post Office home a price lift," 14 June 2018 The Brambles’ guesthouse, holding three spacious suites, is a Victorian stick-and-shingle structure. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 At the swanky Shore Club on Long Bay Beach (less crowded than Grace Bay and just as pretty), rates for spacious suites go for 20% less during the summer compared to high season stays. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer's on sale at luxurious Caribbean resorts," 15 May 2018 Upstairs are five bedrooms, including the spacious master suite with walk-in closet and bath. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: New kid on the block blends in with historic Meridian Street homes," 4 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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spacious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of spacious

: having a large amount of space

spacious

adjective
spa·​cious | \ˈspā-shəs \

Kids Definition of spacious

: having ample space a spacious room

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