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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.
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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
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vo•lu•mi•nous(vəˈlu mə nəs)
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•ness, vo•lu`mi•nos′i•ty (-ˈnɒs ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||voluminous - 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 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"
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1. large, big, full, massive, vast, ample, bulky, billowing, roomy, cavernous, capacious She was swathed in a voluminous cloak.
large small, tiny, skimpy, slight
large small, tiny, skimpy, slight
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voluminous[vəˈluːmɪnəs] ADJ (= large, capacious) → voluminoso; (= prolific) → prolífico; (= overlong) → prolijo
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voluminous[vəˈluːmɪnəs] adj → volumineux/euse
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voluminous[vəˈluːmɪnəs] adj → voluminoso/a; (writer) → prolifico/a; (notes) → abbondante
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