Voluminous Vo*lu"mi*nous, a. [L. voluminosus: cf. F. volumineux.] Of or pertaining to volume or volumes. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions. [1913 Webster]

But ended foul in many a scaly fold, Voluminous and vast. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Over which dusky draperies are hanging, and voluminous curtains have long since fallen. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] (b) Of great volume, or bulk; large. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] (c) Consisting of many volumes or books; as, the collections of Muratori are voluminous. [1913 Webster] (d) Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious; diffuse; as, a voluminous writer. [1913 Webster] -- {Vo*lu"mi*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Vo*lu"mi*nous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • voluminous — adjective Etymology: Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin , volumen Date: 1611 1. consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions ; winding 2. a. having or marked by great volume or bulk ; large < long voluminous tresses >; also …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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