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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There are two and half baths, which appear to be largely original, plus a spacious office. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Midcentury home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia community asks $1.6M," 15 June 2018 In his spacious office with a view of the team's new arena going up across the street, Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst looks right at home sitting at his desk. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jon Horst's first year as GM defined by big decisions, with another one looming," 9 May 2018 Last summer, Pruitt had his spacious office outfitted with a secure communication booth costing nearly $25,000. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "How the EPA's Scott Pruitt Became the Most Dangerous Member of Trump’s Cabinet," 8 Feb. 2018 Lofts are open, airy, and spacious by their very nature, but this rentable two-bedroom apartment-meets-showroom in Copenhagen manages to bring the two concepts together with ample style. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Rent this cozy loft that doubles as a furniture showroom," 27 Dec. 2018 The large fairways and equally spacious sloped greens are lush. Brent Kennedy, The Aegis, "Mountain Branch Golf Club," 22 June 2018 The confab’s organizers had relocated the summit from the Marriott Marquis to the allegedly more spacious Hilton Midtown in a futile attempt to accommodate the surge in attendance this year. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Blockchain Week: When Crypto Took New York City by Storm," 18 May 2018 Inside, a spacious lobby welcomes visitors to the study center and the galleries. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "A New Hampshire art museum faces the future," 10 May 2018 There is a fireplace in the spacious lobby, and the pool is lakeside. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Lake County: A Victorian-era hotel keeps kicking," 6 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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