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Origin of capacious
Examples from the Web for capacious
As we were getting ready to repair to his capacious table, we were joined by Claude Lanzmann, the maker of the film Shoah.
Yet I doubt that she will become a capacious judge with wide-ranging interests and intense curiosity.
But George H.W. Bush is a man of capacious and unconditional love, so I imagine that carried him through the day.
Genuine humour, as Landor has pointed out, requires a "sound and capacious mind, which is always a grave one."Mark Twain|Archibald Henderson
Her print gown was of brilliant pink and her capacious apron of blue gingham.Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch|Evelyn Raymond
Roy dumped his bags and bundles on the grass and then began to explore his own capacious pockets.On the Edge of the Arctic|Harry Lincoln Sayler
A stout heart was enough in the days of old; in our days he is required to have a capacious brain-pan.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac
The warehouses are capacious and the ample quays equipped with steam cranes and other modern appliances.
Word Origin for capacious
1610s, "able to contain," from Latin capax (genitive capacis) "able to take in," from capere "to take" (see capable) + -ous. Meaning "able to hold much" is from 1630s. Related: Capaciously; capaciousness.