spacious

[ spey-shuhs ]
/ ˈspeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. spacial,
  2. spacial formula,
  3. spaciality,
  4. spacially,
  5. spacing,
  6. spaciously,
  7. spackle,
  8. spacy,
  9. spad,
  10. spade

Origin of spacious

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin spatiōsus, equivalent to spati(um) space + -ōsus -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for spacious

spacious

/ (ˈspeɪʃəs) /

adjective

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

spacious

adj.

late 14c., from Old French spacios or directly from Latin spatiosus (Medieval Latin spaciosus), from spatium (see space (n.)).

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