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Definition of "capacious" [ca•pa•cious]

  • Capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy. See Synonyms at spacious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "capacious" in a sentence
  • "Bellow's letters take the reader through a long and replete – "capacious" is his wife's word for it – life."
  • "a place was the Grotto, where Brissenden and he lounged in capacious leather chairs and drank Scotch and soda."
  • "While I wouldn't necessarily argue that Uris or Wouk have the same richness of language or psychological depth as, say, John Updike or Ian McEwan, they do offer a kind of capacious private world for the reader to move around in, a lush mental landscape that can only be found in books."