- forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes: a voluminous edition.
- sufficient to fill a volume or volumes: a voluminous correspondence.
- of great volume, size, or extent: voluminous flow of lava.
- of ample size, extent, or fullness: voluminous petticoats.
- having many coils, convolutions, or windings.
Origin of voluminous
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Related Wordschiefly, generally, mostly, widely, principally, broadly, predominantly, abundantly, considerably, extensively, generously, grandly, lavishly, magnificently, mainly, overall, primarily, comprehensively, copiously, expansively
Examples from the Web for voluminously
They hung from him voluminously, seeming to be the clothes of a larger man.Alice Adams
This letter he finally did answer, not voluminously, but with all cordiality.The Dark Star
Robert W. Chambers
Cornelius, her son, had written her often and voluminously since her trip southwards.Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road
R. Henry Mainer
For there have been few things so voluminously discussed as poetry.Talks on the study of literature.
Voluminously he bragged of the velocipede in the stable at home.Whilomville Stories
- of great size, quantity, volume, or extent
- (of writing) consisting of or sufficient to fill volumes
- prolific in writing or speech
- obsolete winding
C17: from Late Latin volūminōsus full of windings, from volūmen volume
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Word Origin and History for voluminously
"forming a large mass," 1610s, from Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumen (genitive voluminis) "volume" (see volume). Related: Voluminously.
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