Definition of capacious in English:

capacious

adjective

  • Having a lot of space inside; roomy.

    ‘she rummaged in her capacious handbag’
    • ‘It's easier to do this in the cold weather, when I'm wearing a jacket with capacious pockets.’
    • ‘The novel is a simple, capacious, natural, and accessible form.’
    • ‘At a functional level the building is well-situated, it is capacious, and has served generations of local people well.’
    • ‘Over white wine and crackers - produced by Phyllis from her capacious handbag - we debate the grim nature of some women's lives in America today.’
    • ‘Munro's stories have always felt exceptionally capacious; they have the scope of novels, though without any awkward sense of speeding up or boiling down.’
    • ‘I found the suites capacious, the sofas commodious, the sandwiches copious.’
    • ‘Hugh used to say that Howard was a boring little suburban lawyer with a closed and not very capacious mind.’
    • ‘The overall impression is of a man with a warm and capacious heart and an affection for others that sustained his creative enterprises to the end.’
    • ‘The range of Eco's interests and talents is such as to make him exemplary as a classic intellectual, for whom wide reading and capacious reflection are the distinguishing duties.’
    • ‘Attorneys and judges in this bland, wood-paneled space all wear capacious robes patterned on the gowns of medieval European clerics.’
    • ‘It is this kind of surprising observation, this capacity for affection that makes her so novels so capacious: a divorce may be announced, but so is the hissing of a gas fire.’
    • ‘There was the case of Dr James Mackay, widely touted in the early 1990s as the leading authority on Burns and author of a capacious biography.’
    • ‘A popular, capacious theatre in the city tempted many a moviegoer on a hot, sunny afternoon.’
    • ‘They don't address the same market, and you simply can't fit numerous albums onto even the most capacious memory card currently on the market.’
    • ‘Within minutes the capacious bins around the Zone are brimming with cardboard boxes, soft drink bottles and disposable cutlery.’
    • ‘Each time I see Hugh, I remind him that we are a figment of his capacious imagination.’
    • ‘If all those clever writers studied other writers at university, they should, in addition to producing fiction and poetry, be writing capacious essays for the mythical common reader.’
    • ‘This means that for a guinea you could feed two dozen trenchermen on BSE-free beef, and still have enough left over to fill a couple of capacious doggy-bags.’
    • ‘My Microsoft Outlook engine is not so capacious; messages disappear after 28 days.’
    • ‘The human face and the human body are simply not that capacious: the bad things we do are infinitely worse than the bad ways we look.’
    roomy, commodious, spacious, ample, big, large, sizeable, generous, extensive, substantial, vast, huge, immense
    voluminous
    spacey
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin capax, capac- capable + -ious.

Pronunciation:

capacious

/kəˈpeɪʃəs/