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

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Related Words for spaciousness

period, breadth, term, mileage, span, diameter, stretch, section, space, portion, height, width, range, magnitude, limit, duration, radius, piece, segment, dimension

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Historical Examples of spaciousness

  • Spaciousness without austerity and beauty without ostentation were the fundamental impressions the Big House gave.

    The Little Lady of the Big House

    Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for spaciousness


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

Word Origin for spacious

C14: from Latin spātiosus, from spatium space
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Word Origin and History for spaciousness



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

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