voluminous


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vo·lu·mi·nous

 (və-lo͞o′mə-nəs)
adj.
1. Having great volume or size: a voluminous trunk; a voluminous cloud.
2. Filling or capable of filling a large volume or many volumes: the voluminous court record of the trial.
3. Speaking or writing in great amounts or at great length: a voluminous talker.
4. Archaic Having many coils; winding.

[Late Latin volūminōsus, having many folds, from Latin volūmen, volūmin-, roll of writing; see volume.]

vo·lu′mi·nos′i·ty (-nŏs′ĭ-tē), vo·lu′mi·nous·ness (-nəs-nĭs) n.
vo·lu′mi·nous·ly adv.

voluminous

(vəˈluːmɪnəs)
adj
1. of great size, quantity, volume, or extent
2. (of writing) consisting of or sufficient to fill volumes
3. prolific in writing or speech
4. obsolete winding
[C17: from Late Latin volūminōsus full of windings, from volūmen volume]
voluminosity, voˈluminousness n
voˈluminously adv

vo•lu•mi•nous

(vəˈlu mə nəs)

adj.
1. filling or sufficient to fill a volume or volumes: a voluminous correspondence.
2. writing copiously or at great length: a voluminous writer.
3. of great volume, size, or extent.
4. having ample folds or fullness: voluminous skirts.
5. having many coils, convolutions, or windings.
[1605–15; < Late Latin volūminōsus full of folds, derivative of Latin volūmen (see volume)]
vo•lu′mi•nous•ly, adv.
vo•lu′mi•nous•ness, vo•lu`mi•nos′i•ty (-ˈnɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.voluminous - large in volume or bulkvoluminous - large in volume or bulk; "a voluminous skirt"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.voluminous - marked by repeated turns and bendsvoluminous - marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
3.voluminous - large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); "she took copious notes"; "a subject of voluminous legislation"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

voluminous

adjective
1. large, big, full, massive, vast, ample, bulky, billowing, roomy, cavernous, capacious She was swathed in a voluminous cloak.
large small, tiny, skimpy, slight
2. copious, extensive, prolific, abundant, plentiful, profuse this author's voluminous writings and correspondence
copious inadequate, insufficient, scanty

voluminous

adjective
1. Of full measure; not narrow or restricted:
Translations

voluminous

[vəˈluːmɪnəs] ADJ (= large, capacious) → voluminoso; (= prolific) → prolífico; (= overlong) → prolijo

voluminous

[vəˈluːmɪnəs] adjvolumineux/euse

voluminous

adjvoluminös (geh); figure alsoüppig; writingsumfangreich; skirts, shirt, pocketswallend

voluminous

[vəˈluːmɪnəs] adjvoluminoso/a; (writer) → prolifico/a; (notes) → abbondante
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The equipages are as varied as the company and attract as much attention, especially the low basket barouches in which ladies drive themselves, with a pair of dashing ponies, gay nets to keep their voluminous flounces from overflowing the diminutive vehicles, and little grooms on the perch behind.
In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and -- not to forget the library -- on some shelves, a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
But this treating servants as if they were exotic flowers, or china vases, is really ridiculous," said Marie, as she plunged languidly into the depths of a voluminous and pillowy lounge, and drew towards her an elegant cut-glass vinaigrette.
Wragge alone, attired in a voluminous brown holland wrapper, with a limp cape and a trimming of dingy pink ribbon.
Before the Gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seem'd Woman to the waste, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fould Voluminous and vast, a Serpent arm'd With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of Hell Hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide CERBEREAN mouths full loud, and rung A hideous Peal: yet, when they list, would creep, If aught disturb'd thir noyse, into her woomb, And kennel there, yet there still bark'd and howl'd Within unseen.
Armand Moncharmin wrote such voluminous Memoirs during the fairly long period of his co-management that we may well ask if he ever found time to attend to the affairs of the Opera otherwise than by telling what went on there.
It has been frequently remarked, with great propriety, that a voluminous code of laws is one of the inconveniences necessarily connected with the advantages of a free government.
What indeed are all the repealing, explaining, and amending laws, which fill and disgrace our voluminous codes, but so many monuments of deficient wisdom; so many impeachments exhibited by each succeeding against each preceding session; so many admonitions to the people, of the value of those aids which may be expected from a well-constituted senate?
demanded Villefort, turning over a pile of papers, containing information relative to the prisoner, that a police agent had given to him on his entry, and that, already, in an hour's time, had swelled to voluminous proportions, thanks to the corrupt espionage of which "the accused" is always made the victim.
Partly shrouded in the voluminous folds of one of the window curtains, which fell from the ceiling to the floor, was seen the white drapery of a lady's robe.
A few folds of yellow tappa tucked about my waist, descended to my feet in the style of a lady's petticoat, only I did not have recourse to those voluminous paddings in the rear with which our gentle dames are in the habit of augmenting the sublime rotundity of their figures.
I remember that the Baroness was clad in a voluminous silk dress, pale grey in colour, and adorned with flounces and a crinoline and train.