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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Voluminous \Vo*lu"mi*nous\, a. [L. voluminosus: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to volume or volumes. Specifically:
(a) Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
Voluminous and vast. --Milton.
Over which dusky draperies are hanging, and
voluminous curtains have long since fallen. --De
(b) Of great volume, or bulk; large. --B. Jonson.
(c) Consisting of many volumes or books; as, the collections
of Muratori are voluminous.
(d) Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious;
diffuse; as, a voluminous writer.
[1913 Webster] -- Vo*lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: large in volume or bulk; "a voluminous skirt"
2: marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the
mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to
steer the car down a twisty track" [syn: tortuous,
twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous]
3: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); "she
took copious notes"; "a subject of voluminous legislation"
[syn: copious, voluminous]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "voluminous":
Gargantuan, ample, amplitudinous, astronomical, awesome, big,
billowing, boundless, broad, bulky, capacious, cavernous, colossal,
commodious, comprehensive, copious, cosmic, deep, enormous,
expansive, extended, extending, extensive, far-reaching, galactic,
generous, gigantic, great, huge, immeasurable, immense, infinite,
king-size, large, legion, loose, mammoth, massive, massy, monster,
monstrous, monumental, mountainous, multifarious, multitudinal,
multitudinous, numerous, outsize, overgrown, oversized, populous,
prodigious, roomy, several, sizable, spacious, spreading,
stupendous, substantial, sundry, titanic, tremendous, various,
vast, weighty, wide, widespread
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