from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy. See Synonyms at spacious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a lot of space inside; roomy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad.
- adj. Able or qualified to make large views of things, as in obtaining knowledge or forming designs; comprehensive; liberal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of receiving or holding: as, a jar capacious of 20 gallons.
- Capable of holding much; roomy; spacious: as, a capacious vessel; a capacious bay or harbor; a capacious mind or memory.
- Disposed to receive or take comprehensive views (of).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. large in capacity
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.
Calling it "capacious" and "quite spectacular," she praised the club's managers for their enforcement of drinking laws.
Ark "-- by which complimentary title the capacious boat devoted to the use of the juniors of the house was known -- lazily up on the tide towards
The narrator is himself an unengaging figure whose status as a blank slate on which his friend Perkus inscribes a more capacious understanding does not make him a character with whom one wants to spend over 450 pages.
Carrying lip gloss, keys, sunglasses, shopping lists and candy bars, all the trivia of the handbag, in its capacious elegance.
He recently moved this prerevolutionary staple of Cairo intellectual life to the more capacious Opera House.
Eric Wesley's "Improbability of Intentionally Creating Shock, Part II" (2011) is a big, double "exaggerated rubber band" (as the gallery describes it), attached on one end to the far wall of the capacious front gallery and on the other to a chrome-and-steel square "wheel."
Bottega Veneta's Scarabee convertible bag in light iridescent leather £ 2,450: Amazingly light, stylish and capacious, you could pack a baby elephant in here — well, OK, maybe a couple of kittens and a hair dryer.