I adjective able to contain a great deal, ample, big, broad, capable of holding much, colossal, commodious, comprehensive, deep, expanded, expansive, extended, extensive, generous, gigantic, great, huge, immense, large, massive, roomy, spacious, substantial, vast, vasty, voluminous, wide II index ample, complete (all-embracing), comprehensive, extensive

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  • Capacious — Ca*pa cious (k[.a]*p[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [L. capax, acis, fr. capere to take. See {Heave}.] 1. Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor. [1913 Webster] In the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capacious — 1610s, from L. capax (gen. capacis), from capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • capacious — *spacious, commodious, ample Analogous words: *broad, wide: extended or extensive (see corresponding verb EXTEND): expanded or expansive (see corresponding verb EXPAND) Antonyms: exiguous (of quarters, spaces, containers) Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • capacious — [adj] ample, extensive abundant, broad, comfortable, commodious, comprehensive, dilatable, distensible, expandable, expansive, extended, generous, liberal, plentiful, roomy, sizable, spacious, substantial, vast, voluminous, wide; concepts 481,772 …   New thesaurus

  • capacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a lot of space inside; roomy. DERIVATIVES capaciously adverb capaciousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin capax capable …   English terms dictionary

  • capacious — [kə pā′shəs] adj. [< L capax (gen. capacis), large < capere, to take (see HAVE) + OUS] able to contain or hold much; roomy; spacious capaciously adv. capaciousness n …   English World dictionary

  • capacious — [[t]kəpe͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is capacious has a lot of space to put things in. [FORMAL] ...her capacious handbag …   English dictionary

  • capacious — adjective Etymology: Latin capac , capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere Date: 1606 containing or capable of containing a great deal Synonyms: see spacious • capaciously adverb • capaciousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • capacious — capaciously, adv. capaciousness, n. /keuh pay sheuhs/, adj. capable of holding much; spacious or roomy: a capacious storage bin. [1605 15; CAPACI(TY) + OUS] Syn. ample, large. Ant. confining. * * * …   Universalium

  • capacious — adjective Having a lot of space inside; roomy. The car was capacious enough to fit all his guests. Syn: ample, commodious, roomy, spacious, exhaustively capable, voluminous, massive, large …   Wiktionary

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