Origin of spacious
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1. roomy, capacious. 2. extensive, huge, tremendous.
1. small, cramped.
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Examples from the Web for spacious
“America the Beautiful” has not yet shed its grace on Regnery ( For Spacious Skies, From Sea to Shining Sea).The Republican Bestseller Machine
May 1, 2009
Spacious and genial was the old homely house, with its impartial square.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
Spacious and graceful it looked as it reared its uprights into the air.Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Spacious valleys, surrounded by high walls of rock, over the very ridge of which passes the railway, are common.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Spacious walks paved with huge blocks of opal divided the rows of palaces.Punch Among the Planets
Spacious stairways of Italian marble, the tread of which covered with Turkish carpets, leads you to the interior.Shadow and Light
Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
- having a large capacity or area
C14: from Latin spātiosus, from spatium space
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Word Origin and History for spacious
late 14c., from Old French spacios or directly from Latin spatiosus (Medieval Latin spaciosus), from spatium (see space (n.)).
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