Definition of Capacious

1. Adjective. Large in capacity. "She carried a capacious bag"

Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Capaciousness, Capacity, Capacity



Definition of Capacious

1. a. Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.

Definition of Capacious

1. Adjective. Having a lot of space inside; roomy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capacious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capacious

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cap stage
capa
capabilities
capability
capable
capableness
capablenesses
capabler
capablest
capably
capacified
capacifies
capacify
capacifying
capacious (current term)
capaciously
capaciousness
capaciousnesses
capacitance
capacitance flicker
capacitance unit
capacitances
capacitary
capacitated
capacitates
capacitating
capacitations

Literary usage of Capacious

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"... and capacious, though derived from the same verb copio, to take or receive, are distinguished from each other in respect to the powers or properties of ..."

2. Early Indiana Trials and Sketches: Reminiscences by Oliver Hampton Smith (1858)
"In person, Mr. Davis is large and commanding, complexion light, features prominent, forehead capacious, mouth wide, teeth projecting, hair and eyes light. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"But he possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind ; he boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free will, and original sin; ..."

4. Report of a Geological Reconnoissance Made in 1835, from the Seat of by George William Featherstonhaugh (1836)
"The passage in Carver is so minutely descriptive, and the existence of the remains of a work capacious enough to hold 5000 men was something so remarkable, ..."

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