voluminous

adjective vo·lu·mi·nous \ və-ˈlü-mə-nəs \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of voluminous

1 a : having or marked by great volume or bulk : large
  • long voluminous tresses
; also : full
  • a voluminous skirt
b : numerous
  • trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper
2 a : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes
  • a voluminous literature on the subject
b : writing or speaking much or at great length
  • a voluminous correspondent
3 : consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions : winding

voluminously

adverb

voluminousness

noun

Examples of voluminous in a Sentence

  1. the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces

  2. a writer of voluminous output

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Origin and Etymology of voluminous

Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen


VOLUMINOUS Defined for English Language Learners

voluminous

adjective

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

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

Definition of voluminous for Students

1 : of great size or amount : large
  • a voluminous stamp collection
2 : 1full 5
  • a voluminous robe


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