Origin of capaciousfrom Classical Latin capax (gen. capacis), large from capere, to take (see have) + -ous
A capacious warehouse.
An example of capacious used as an adjective is a capacious house, a large house with tons of space.
Origin of capaciousFrom Latin capāx capāc- from capere to take ; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more capacious, superlative most capacious)
- Having a lot of space inside; roomy.
From Latin capāx (“capable”).
- The harbour is capacious and secure, with a sufficient depth of water for the largest vessels.
- The capacious harbour, consisting of two parts, the old and the new, is protected by extensive moles and breakwaters.
- The chief harbours, some of which are very capacious, are (starting northwards from Port Blair, the great harbour of South Andaman) on the E.
- There are capacious docks on the river, which is crossed by a wrought-iron bridge, 1000 ft.
- His wide reading and capacious memory enabled him to carry in his mind the materials of a sound historical theology, but these materials were unsifted by criticism.