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


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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Indeed, the exterior looks a bit foreboding, but the new hotel is completely modern and welcoming inside, starting with the spacious common areas and popular farm-to-table restaurant, 100 Acres. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 There’s a spacious bar area and a separate, high-ceilinged dining room (with another bar) on the first floor. Tim Smith,, "Mt. Washington Tavern maintains its appeal with vibrant food, lively spaces," 14 June 2018 Marble countertops, white cabinets and stainless steel appliances add to the clean lines in the kitchen, which opens up into a spacious dining area and living room complete with modern grey furniture. Jenna Milliner-waddell, ELLE Decor, "Step Inside "Flip or Flop" Star Tarek El Moussa’s Kid-Friendly Newport Home," 30 June 2017 The new, more spacious ATT off State Road 7/441 and the Sawgrass Expressway opened about two years ago, and Carbon followed shortly after, taking advantage of a built-in customer base. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "UFC's Jessica Aguilar, a former champ, co-owns juice bar inside where she trains | Miami Herald," 23 May 2018 The expansive, repurposed-wood bar is the central feature of the lofty lobby, aka the Living Room, which feels all the more spacious with its 20-foot ceilings and a pair of garage-door windows opening onto the corner of LaSalle and Grand. Lori Rackl,, "Moxy hotel opens Wednesday, welcoming 'fun hunters' to River North," 9 May 2018 How about spending a night or two in one of these tiny shacks (this one, and this more spacious spread) in a remote part of the Everglades? Brett Clarkson,, "Unique vacation rentals in Florida include tree houses, hangars, huts and yurts," 18 Apr. 2018 The new and more spacious look was enhanced by combining adult and children's reference desks, DeFino said. Rich Heileman,, "Library to attract patrons with new amenities and a modern look," 13 Apr. 2018 Surface treatment contribute to the orientation to make the living space seem even more spacious. Janet Eastman,, "Go inside 7 new or remodeled modern dwellings: AIA Portland Homes Tour (photos)," 4 Apr. 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


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Kids Definition of spacious

: having ample space a spacious room

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