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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 The luggage compartment is spacious, with plenty of room for big TVs and other significant purchases. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Everything we know about GM’s 11 wild new electric vehicles," 5 Mar. 2020 Aside from the cupholders, the Q7's interior is airy, spacious, and remains stylishly restrained. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, "Audi's Updated Q7 Builds on a Solid Foundation," 5 Mar. 2020 Subway cars during rush hour felt spacious, and shopkeepers talked quietly at empty street markets previously filled with a cacophony of noise. May-ying Lam, Washington Post, "She arrived just before the student protests began. She left just as the coronavirus started to overshadow everything.," 20 Apr. 2020 According to buyers, its spacious, roomy size is perfect for fitting all your essentials (including your 10-inch iPad or tablet). Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "This best-selling leather Kate Spade satchel is more than half off right now," 20 Apr. 2020 This 60 x 30-inch standing desk is spacious, classy, and easy to assemble. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "Four standing desks for the modern office," 25 Mar. 2020 The master bedroom features a spacious bathroom with a large closet. Dallas News, "Preston Hollow neighborhoods grow in popularity," 22 Mar. 2020 Two spacious half bathrooms and a second staircase hidden behind the kitchen round out the main level., "Property of the Week: 38 Brian Lane, Avon," 5 July 2019 The interior of the LumiPod is just as impressive: there's a surprisingly spacious bathroom tucked away behind the bed that can be luxuriously customized with tile or Corian surfaces. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "Install This Prefab Glass-and-Wood Cabin Somewhere With a Killer View," 15 May 2019

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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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26 May 2020

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“Spacious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 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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