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

spaciously

adverb

spaciousness

noun

Examples of spacious in a Sentence

  1. almost all of the guests were able to fit into the spacious living room

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Origin and Etymology of spacious

Middle English, from Anglo-French spacioux, from Latin spatiosus, from spatium space, room

Synonym Discussion of spacious

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

SPACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

spacious

adjective

Definition of spacious for English Language Learners

  • : having a large amount of space


SPACIOUS Defined for Kids

spacious

adjective spa·cious \ ˈspā-shəs \

Definition of spacious for Students

:having ample space
  • a spacious room


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