voluminous

[vuh-loo-muh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes: a voluminous edition.
2.
sufficient to fill a volume or volumes: a voluminous correspondence.
3.
of great volume, size, or extent: voluminous flow of lava.
4.
of ample size, extent, or fullness: voluminous petticoats.
5.
having many coils, convolutions, or windings.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin volūminōsus full of folds, equivalent to Latin volūmin- (stem of volūmen) volume + -ōsus -ous

voluminously, adverb
voluminousness, voluminosity [vuh-loo-muh-nos-i-tee] , noun
hypervoluminous, adjective
hypervoluminously, adverb
hypervoluminousness, noun
supervoluminous, adjective
supervoluminously, adverb
unvoluminous, adjective
unvoluminously, adverb
unvoluminousness, noun

compendious, voluminous.


3. extensive, copious, ample.
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voluminous (vəˈluːmɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  of great size, quantity, volume, or extent
2.  (of writing) consisting of or sufficient to fill volumes
3.  prolific in writing or speech
4.  obsolete winding
 
[C17: from Late Latin volūminōsus full of windings, from volūmenvolume]
 
voluminosity
 
n
 
vo'luminousness
 
n
 
vo'luminously
 
adv

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voluminous
"forming a large mass," 1610s, from L.L. voluminosus, from L. volumen (gen. voluminis) "volume" (see volume). Related: Voluminously.
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Example sentences
But after four decades of intense, voluminous criticism, literature was
  generally exhausted of new scholarly inquiry.
Instead, you get voluminous amounts of recycled ideas rife with the latest buzz
  words and fad getting approved.
Get back to me when you've read the voluminous reports of our best scientists,
  and tell me what they really say.
Her skirt was of voluminous white, puffed and trimmed in wondrous sort.
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