[ spey-shuhs ]
/ ˈspeɪ ʃəs /


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
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British Dictionary definitions for spacious


/ (ˈspeɪʃəs) /


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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