voluminous

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adjective vo·lu·mi·nous \və-ˈlü-mə-nəs\

Definition of voluminous

  1. 1a :  having or marked by great volume or bulk :  large long voluminous tresses; also :  full a voluminous skirtb :  numerous trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper

  2. 2a :  filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes a voluminous literature on the subjectb :  writing or speaking much or at great length a voluminous correspondent

  3. 3 :  consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions :  winding

voluminously

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voluminousness

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Examples of voluminous in a Sentence

  1. the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces

  2. a writer of voluminous output

Origin and Etymology of voluminous

Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen


First Known Use: 1611


VOLUMINOUS Defined for English Language Learners

voluminous

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adjective vo·lu·mi·nous \və-ˈlü-mə-nəs\

Definition of voluminous for English Language Learners

  • : very large : containing a lot of space

  • of clothing : using large amounts of fabric : very full

  • : having very many words or pages


VOLUMINOUS Defined for Kids

voluminous

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adjective vo·lu·mi·nous \və-ˈlü-mə-nəs\

Definition of voluminous for Students

  1. 1 :  of great size or amount :  large a voluminous stamp collection

  2. 2 :  1full 5 a voluminous robe



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