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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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 The American real estate market has surged since the pandemic as record low mortgage rates and remote working arrangements have triggered the demand of millions of families for more spacious and cheaper accommodation away from urban areas. Palash Ghosh, Forbes, "U.S. Home Sales Could Reach $2.5 Trillion This Year –That’s Facebook And Amazon’s Value Combined–Brokerage Predicts," 11 May 2021 Broadway seats are very close together, and the venues are not particularly airy or spacious. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "EXPLAINER: Why Broadway is waiting until fall to reopen," 11 May 2021 The treadmill’s frame is spacious but not obtrusive and has a roomy belt that makes running comfortable. Esther Bell, USA TODAY, "Peloton recalled both of its Treads—here are some other treadmills to consider," 5 May 2021 The house was spacious and comfortable but the road beside it was broken and looked like an angry giant stomped it and cracked it in two. Beth Thames |, al, "Let’s learn to communicate with each other, no matter the language," 28 Apr. 2021 Wayfair shoppers say it’s easy to put together, spacious, and sturdy enough to hold their lawn and garden supplies. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 11 Best Outdoor Storage Essentials for Your Backyard, According to Reviews," 2 Apr. 2021 An irresistible combination of metal and wood, this rack is spacious and nicely compartmentalized. Flora Tsapovsky, Southern Living, "The 5 Best Amazon Spice Racks To Spruce Up Your Kitchen," 31 Mar. 2021 The spacious vessel can sleep a dozen guests across four double cabins on the lower deck, plus a VIP cabin and full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "Meet a New Trio of Superyachts Inspired by Formula 1 Champ Ayrton Senna da Silva," 30 Apr. 2021 Store your patio cushions, gardening tools and pool equipment in this deck box that’s spacious enough to hold all your outdoor gear, without being an eyesore. Ariel Scotti, Forbes, "Way Day Deals: 14 Killer Outdoor Furniture Deals At Wayfair’s Big Sale," 28 Apr. 2021

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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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15 May 2021

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“Spacious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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