Word of the Day Archive
Friday May 14, 1999
capacious \kuh-PAY-shuhs\ , adjective:
Able to contain much; roomy; spacious.
Litter was picked up non stop during the week (mostly by that nice governor with the capacious pockets).
-- Faysal Mikdadi, "'Why shouldn't it be like this all the time?'", The Guardian, September 2, 2002
Out of those capacious receptacles he brought forth a small bottle of Scotch whiskey, a lemon, and some lump sugar.
-- Ellen M. Calder, "Personal Recollections of Walt Whitman", The Atlantic, June 1907
Is it worth pointing out that the boot seems remarkably capacious for a little car?
-- Giles Smith, "Er what's the sixth gear for?", The Guardian, January 8, 2002
Capacious is derived from Latin capax, capac-, "able to hold or contain."