capacious


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ca·pa·cious

 (kə-pā′shəs)
adj.
Capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy: a capacious office building. See Synonyms at spacious.

[From Latin capāx, capāc-, from capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·pa′cious·ly adv.
ca·pa′cious·ness n.
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capacious

(kəˈpeɪʃəs)
adj
capable of holding much; roomy; spacious
[C17: from Latin capāx, from Latin capere to take]
caˈpaciously adv
caˈpaciousness n
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ca•pa•cious

(kəˈpeɪ ʃəs)

adj.
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy.
[1605–15; < Latin capāx, s. capāc-, derivative of capere to take, contain]
ca•pa′cious•ly, adv.
ca•pa′cious•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.capacious - large in capacity; "she carried a capacious bag"
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"
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capacious

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capacious

adjective
1. Having plenty of room:
2. Of full measure; not narrow or restricted:
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Translations
واسِع، فَسيح
objemnýprostorný
rummelig
befogadóképesség: nagy befogadóképességű
rúmgóîur
talpus
ietilpīgsplašs

capacious

[kəˈpeɪʃəs] ADJ [room] → amplio, espacioso; [container] → de mucha cabida, grande; [dress] → ancho, holgado
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capacious

[kəˈpeɪʃəs] adj [bag, pocket] → grand(e); [boot] → gros(se); [clothes] → ample
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

capacious

adjgeräumig; dressweit
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capacious

[kəˈpeɪʃəs] adjcapace
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capacious

(kəˈpeiʃəs) adjective
roomy, holding a lot. a capacious handbag.
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References in classic literature ?
At last the Ocean, that hospitable friend to the wretched, opened her capacious arms to receive him; and he instantly resolved to accept her kind invitation.
I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my plans.
Instead of finding the mountain we had ascended sweeping down in the opposite direction into broad and capacious valleys, the land appeared to retain its general elevation, only broken into a series of ridges and inter-vales which so far as the eye could reach stretched away from us, with their precipitous sides covered with the brightest verdure, and waving here and there with the foliage of clumps of woodland; among which, however, we perceived none of those trees upon whose fruit we had relied with such certainty.
Though a stranger in the house he finally isolated himself in the midst of the company, huddling into a capacious Morris chair and reading steadily from a thin volume he had drawn from his pocket.
But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel's great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing?
The wine was strong and the gourd capacious, so he also began to sing after a fashion, and soon I had the delight of feeling the iron grip of his goblin legs unclasp, and with one vigorous effort I threw him to the ground, from which he never moved again.
Doubtless, with your capacious understanding, you have treasured up many an invaluable lesson of wisdom.
Mingott; and around and below, wave after wave of black silk surged away over the edges of a capacious armchair, with two tiny white hands poised like gulls on the surface of the billows.
We were all silent for a while, and Tiare fished out of her capacious pocket a handful of cigarettes.
'An' you'll be a bit o' company for me too, Miss,' said she; 'I like as I feel lonesome without my cat.' But when I had finished reading, and done the half of a seam, with Nancy's capacious brass thimble fitted on to my finger by means of a roll of paper, I was disturbed by the entrance of Mr.
His wife, Lizzie, folded me to her capacious breast.
The Dodger had a vicious propensity, too, of pulling the caps from the heads of small boys and tossing them down areas; while Charley Bates exhibited some very loose notions concerning the rights of property, by pilfering divers apples and onions from the stalls at the kennel sides, and thrusting them into pockets which were so surprisingly capacious, that they seemed to undermine his whole suit of clothes in every direction.