containing much space, as a house, room, or vehicle; amply large.
occupying much space; vast.
of a great extent or area; broad; large; great: the spacious prairies.
broad in scope, range, inclusiveness, etc.: a spacious approach to a problem.

Origin of spacious

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin spatiōsus, equivalent to spati(um) space + -ōsus -ous
Related formsspa·cious·ly, adverbspa·cious·ness, nounnon·spa·cious, adjectivenon·spa·cious·ly, adverbnon·spa·cious·ness, nouno·ver·spa·cious, adjectiveo·ver·spa·cious·ly, adverbo·ver·spa·cious·ness, nounun·spa·cious, adjectiveun·spa·cious·ly, adverbun·spa·cious·ness, noun

Synonyms for spacious

Antonyms for spacious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spacious

Contemporary Examples of spacious

  • “America the Beautiful” has not yet shed its grace on Regnery ( For Spacious Skies, From Sea to Shining Sea).

Historical Examples of spacious

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spacious stairways of Italian marble, the tread of which covered with Turkish carpets, leads you to the interior.

    Shadow and Light

    Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for spacious



having a large capacity or area
Derived Formsspaciously, adverbspaciousness, noun

Word Origin for spacious

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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