capacious

  • 1 Capacious — Ca*pa cious (k[.a]*p[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [L. capax, acis, fr. capere to take. See {Heave}.] 1. Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor. [1913 Webster] In the… …

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  • 2 capacious — I adjective able to contain a great deal, ample, big, broad, capable of holding much, colossal, commodious, comprehensive, deep, expanded, expansive, extended, extensive, generous, gigantic, great, huge, immense, large, massive, roomy, spacious,… …

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  • 3 capacious — 1610s, from L. capax (gen. capacis), from capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)) …

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  • 4 capacious — *spacious, commodious, ample Analogous words: *broad, wide: extended or extensive (see corresponding verb EXTEND): expanded or expansive (see corresponding verb EXPAND) Antonyms: exiguous (of quarters, spaces, containers) Contrasted words:… …

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  • 5 capacious — [adj] ample, extensive abundant, broad, comfortable, commodious, comprehensive, dilatable, distensible, expandable, expansive, extended, generous, liberal, plentiful, roomy, sizable, spacious, substantial, vast, voluminous, wide; concepts 481,772 …

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  • 6 capacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a lot of space inside; roomy. DERIVATIVES capaciously adverb capaciousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin capax capable …

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  • 7 capacious — [kə pā′shəs] adj. [< L capax (gen. capacis), large < capere, to take (see HAVE) + OUS] able to contain or hold much; roomy; spacious capaciously adv. capaciousness n …

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  • 8 capacious — [[t]kəpe͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is capacious has a lot of space to put things in. [FORMAL] ...her capacious handbag …

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  • 9 capacious — adjective Etymology: Latin capac , capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere Date: 1606 containing or capable of containing a great deal Synonyms: see spacious • capaciously adverb • capaciousness noun …

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  • 10 capacious — capaciously, adv. capaciousness, n. /keuh pay sheuhs/, adj. capable of holding much; spacious or roomy: a capacious storage bin. [1605 15; CAPACI(TY) + OUS] Syn. ample, large. Ant. confining. * * * …

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  • 11 capacious — adjective Having a lot of space inside; roomy. The car was capacious enough to fit all his guests. Syn: ample, commodious, roomy, spacious, exhaustively capable, voluminous, massive, large …

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  • 12 capacious — adj. Capacious is used with these nouns: ↑handbag …

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  • 13 capacious — ca|pa|cious [kəˈpeıʃəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: capax, from capere; CAPABLE] able to contain a lot ▪ a capacious suitcase >capaciousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 capacious — adjective formal able to contain a lot: a capacious suitcase capaciousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 capacious — adjective a capacious hotel suite Syn: roomy, spacious, ample, big, large, sizable, generous; formal commodious Ant: cramped, small …

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  • 16 capacious — adj. [L. capax, roomy] Able to contain a great deal; roomy; large; ample; spacious …

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  • 17 capacious — Synonyms and related words: abundant, ample, amplitudinous, broad, commodious, comprehensive, copious, deep, expandable, expansive, extended, extending, extensile, extensive, far reaching, generous, infinite, plentiful, roomy, spacious, spreading …

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  • 18 capacious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. spacious, substantial, roomy; see extensive 1 , large 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. spacious, roomy, commodious, voluminous, big, ample. ANT.: tiny, cramped III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having plenty… …

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  • 19 capacious — ca|pa|cious [ kə peıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL large enough to contain a lot of things easily …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 capacious — ca·pa·cious || kÉ™ peɪʃəs adj. spacious, roomy …

    English contemporary dictionary