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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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web All homes feature crafted interior tasteful finishes, with options including marble kitchen islands, high-end appliances, spacious rooftop terraces and balconies with a view, open-concept living areas, and elevators. Houston Chronicle, "Buyers can discover reimagined Inner Loop living at Somerset Green," 27 June 2020 Located on the first level, the master suite includes double vanities and a spacious custom closet. Dallas News, "Firm tops in University Park sales, per MLS," 21 June 2020 Apartment houses, a spacious, new form of multifamily dwellings, were built in Portland in anticipation of the city’s biggest promotional campaign, the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. oregonlive, "On the market: Low-priced, historic Portland condos for sale," 20 June 2020 Chicago South Loop HotelChicago, IllinoisIn the historic Bronzeville District and South Loop area, this independent boutique features contemporary decor, spacious guest rooms, and ergonomic work stations. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "Black-Owned Hotels Throughout the World," 17 June 2020 With the rise of the work from home culture, many may now prefer to live in more spacious and cost-effective homes in less central areas. Anuj Puri, Quartz India, "The work-from-home culture could change how Indians buy homes," 16 June 2020 Some of the earliest leavers headed to their more spacious vacation homes, while others went to hunker down with their extended family in the suburbs. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "The High Cost of Panic-Moving," 15 June 2020 Located about an hour west of Boston and home to a dozen colleges, several museums, and spacious parks, Worcester has experienced rapid growth in the past few years. The Christian Science Monitor, "Summer school 2020: Hints for how the fall will go?," 10 June 2020 This travel trailer has a large range of floor plans, offering options with luxurious kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances, comfortable seating, spacious lounge areas, and more. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "10 Best Travel Trailers for Road Trips and Camping (Video)," 1 June 2020

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

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1 Jul 2020

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“Spacious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of spacious

: having a large amount of space


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

Kids Definition of spacious

: having ample space a spacious room

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