spacious

spacious, commodious, capacious, ample are comparable when they mean larger in extent than the average.
Spacious implies great length and breadth and, sometimes, height; primarily, it is applied to things that have bounds or walls
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spacious rooms

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spacious gardens

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the whole interior ... a dim, spacious, fragrant place, afloat with golden lights— Pater

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none of them were mansions but they were spacious and faced on neat lawns— Styron

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In its extended use, though it usually implies limits, it suggests largeness, sweep, and freedom within those limits
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the spacious times of great Elizabeth— Tennyson

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one great spacious golden morning followed another— Powys

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Commodious stresses roominess and freedom from hampering constriction along with convenience and comfortableness
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my mother's room is very commodious, is it not? Large and cheerful looking— Austen

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the commodious first-class grandstand ... is built not only for comfort but for pleasant living— Dobie

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Capacious stresses the ability to hold, contain, and, sometimes, receive or retain, more than the ordinary thing of its kind
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the dull girls, with their slow but capacious memories— Gallant

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provides a capacious rack in its clubrooms which is daily filled with press releases— Mott

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fumbled in a capacious pocket of the old-fashioned sort— Sayers

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the capacious soul of Shakespeare— Hazlitt

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[m2[Ample basically means more than adequate or sufficient (as in size, expanse, or amount)
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ample funds

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an ample garden

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It may suggest fullness and bulk
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she held the child beneath the folds of her ample cloak

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an imposing creature, tall and stout, with an ample bust and an obesity girthed in alarmingly— Maugham

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and in extended use it often suggests freedom to expand or absence of trammels or limitations
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a government, entrusted with such ample powers— John Marshall

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religious experience which opens to him an even ampler world, even greater issues— R. W. Livingstone

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Analogous words: vast, immense, enormous (see HUGE): *broad, wide, deep: extended or extensive (see corresponding verb at EXTEND)

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  • Spacious — Spa cious, a. [L. spatiousus: cf. F. spacieux. See {Space}, n.] 1. Extending far and wide; vast in extent. A spacious plain outstretched in circuit wide. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclosing an extended space; having large or ample room; not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spacious — index broad, capacious, open (unclosed) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spacious — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. spacios or directly from L. spatiosus (M.L. spaciosus), from spatium (see SPACE (Cf. space) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spacious — [adj] extensive, expansive ample, big, boundless, broad, capacious, cavernous, comfortable, commodious, endless, enormous, extended, generous, great, huge, immense, infinite, large, limitless, roomy, sizable, uncrowded, vast, voluminous, wide,… …   New thesaurus

  • spacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a room or building) having plenty of space. DERIVATIVES spaciously adverb spaciousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • spacious — [spā′shəs] adj. [ME < OFr spacieux < L spatiosus] 1. having or giving more than enough space or room; vast; extensive 2. great; large; not confined or limited spaciously adv. spaciousness n …   English World dictionary

  • spacious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French spacioux, from Latin spatiosus, from spatium space, room Date: 14th century 1. vast or ample in extent ; roomy < a spacious residence > 2. large or magnificent in scale ; expansive < a more… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spacious — spaciously, adv. spaciousness, n. /spay sheuhs/, adj. 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 …   Universalium

  • spacious — adjective a) Having much space; roomy The apartment has a spacious bedroom . . . b) Large in expanse . . and it has a spacious view of the mountains …   Wiktionary

  • spacious — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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