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kəˈpeɪ ʃəsca·pa·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capaciousadjective

    large in capacity

    "she carried a capacious bag"


  1. capaciousadjective

    Having a lot of space inside; roomy.

    The car was capacious enough to fit all his guests.

  2. Etymology: From capax.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CAPACIOUSadjective

    Etymology: capax, Lat.

    Beneath th’ incessant weeping of those drains,
    I see the rocky Siphons stretch’d immense,
    The mighty reservoirs of harden’d chalk,
    Or stiff compacted clay, capacious found. James Thomson, Autumn.

    There are some persons of a good genius, and a capacious mind, who write and speak very obscurely. Isaac Watts.


  1. capacious

    Capacious refers to something that is spacious or roomy, having a lot of space and capable of holding a large amount, whether it be physical objects or abstract concepts such as ideas or feelings. It can pertain to both physical spaces, like a capacious room, or to more metaphorical contexts, such as a capacious mind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capaciousadjective

    having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor

  2. Capaciousadjective

    able or qualified to make large views of things, as in obtaining knowledge or forming designs; comprehensive; liberal

  3. Etymology: [L. capax, -acis, fr. capere to take. See Heave.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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