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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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?
Now, had the same young lady been engaged with a volume of the Spectator, instead of such a work, how proudly would she have produced the book, and told its name; though the chances must be against her being occupied by any part of that voluminous publication, of which either the matter or manner would not disgust a young person of taste: the substance of its papers so often consisting in the statement of improbable circumstances, unnatural characters, and topics of conversation which no longer concern anyone living; and their language, too, frequently so coarse as to give no very favourable idea of the age that could endure it.
I began to read them out again in due time, clothed with the literary airs and graces that I admired in it, and for a long time I imitated Ik Marvel in the voluminous letters I wrote my friend in compliance with his Shakespearean prayer:
Well, you certainly have a lovely day for your wedding, Anne," said Diana, as she slipped a voluminous apron over her silken array.
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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.
After he has gotten himself up regardless of expense, in showy, baggy trowsers, yellow, pointed slippers, fiery fez, silken jacket of blue, voluminous waist-sash of fancy Persian stuff filled with a battery of silver-mounted horse-pistols, and has strapped on his terrible scimitar, he considers it an unspeakable humiliation to be called Ferguson.
He stood silently watching his uncle put on his broad hat and his voluminous cloak.
In these voluminous notes Toll suggested another scheme, totally different from Armfeldt's or Pfuel's plan of campaign.
Round this hypothesis a very voluminous literature has grown up.
It is clear also in the charming songs of Thomas Campion, a physician who composed both words and music for several song-books, and in Michael Drayton, a voluminous poet and dramatist who is known to most readers only for his finely rugged patriotic ballad on the battle of Agincourt.
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