- forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes: a voluminous edition.
- sufficient to fill a volume or volumes: a voluminous correspondence.
- of great volume, size, or extent: voluminous flow of lava.
- of ample size, extent, or fullness: voluminous petticoats.
- having many coils, convolutions, or windings.
Origin of voluminous
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Examples from the Web for voluminous
His papers are voluminous but arid, nothing of the man comes through.When New York City Hit Its Stride
July 17, 2014
But the biographical inattention to his voluminous body of written work nonetheless has been a strange oversight.Churchill Would Be Famous Today on the Strength of His Writing Alone
June 16, 2014
The singer covered parts of her naked body with moss, accessorizing with smokey eyeshadow and a voluminous haircut.Miranda Kerr Reportedly Won’t Walk in This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; Gucci Receives $144.2 Million in Counterfeit Damages
The Fashion Beast Team
October 18, 2013
Consider one bold, green dress with a voluminous skirt that shimmered with what looked like the green scales of an alligator.Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2014: Palazzo Fashion
September 21, 2013
Eventually I got to see the voluminous police dossier on the case, including the photographs taken at the scene by the paparazzi.The Night Princess Diana Died
August 31, 2013
There followed a voluminous screed of irrelevant dissertation.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
He furnished me with several letters, and with voluminous suggestions and advice.In the Valley
He was a voluminous author, having written some sixty tracts and books.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
From Burgoyne's voluminous correspondence we learn his state of mind.The Siege of Boston
In all his voluminous writings a mean sentiment is not to be found.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
- of great size, quantity, volume, or extent
- (of writing) consisting of or sufficient to fill volumes
- prolific in writing or speech
- obsolete winding
Word Origin and History for voluminous
"forming a large mass," 1610s, from Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumen (genitive voluminis) "volume" (see volume). Related: Voluminously.