- 1Occupying or containing much space; large in volume, in particular.More example sentences
- As the first notes sounded, that cramped little room metamorphosed into a voluminous space.
- It is now a popular music venue, with its voluminous space providing a very different atmosphere for music lovers.
- Brokers are required to collect voluminous information on investors and their risk profiles, and branch managers were made to supervise the suitability of recommendations to clients
- 1.1(Of clothing or drapery) loose and ample.More example sentences
- Well, the Elizabethans wore voluminous clothing, and an item or two less should not offend even the most prudish, we suppose.
- She pulled her knees up to her chest and hugged her legs through the voluminous fabric of her skirts, closing her eyes and feeling resentment build.
- But in the nineteenth century women were difficult to save: their voluminous clothing was a dead weight in water, and modesty usually prevented their shedding their apparel, even when in danger of drowning.
- 1.2(Of writing) very lengthy and full.More example sentences
- His voluminous writings on biblical criticism show him to have been the first liberal textual critic.
- Inevitably, a selection of subjects from Augustine's voluminous writings reflects the particular interests and views of the author.
- His voluminous writings became scripture defining the party line and the correct view of history.
- 1.3(Of a writer) producing many books.More example sentences
- Epicurus was a voluminous writer, but almost none of his own work survives.
- The chapter on his grandfather is a delight; he was a Church of Ireland canon, who believed not only in a God of love but a God of anger and was also a regular correspondent to the Irish Times, and a voluminous diarist.
- He was a voluminous letter writer and his letters are just the most splendid letters.
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- Never from closer than 6 feet away, each one snaps his head forward and - powerfully and voluminously - spits into the courtyard, rounding off initial releases with two or three supplementaries.
- Impressed by the novelty of the sights they witnessed, reporters wrote voluminously about the merits of the corporation, and articles appeared in many widely circulated periodicals.
- He wrote voluminously on philosophy, logic, education, economics, and politics, and throughout his life was the champion of advanced political and social causes.
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- By contrast, the range, diversity and voluminousness of his scholarly output is truly impressive.
- However, both trends have uncovered a variety of hindrances that obstruct communication and transfer of knowledge, such as voluminousness, superficiality and special terminology.
- Some thought it lacked the concentrated compactness of the other two, while others found insights in its voluminousness.
early 17th century: partly from late Latin voluminosus 'having many coils', partly from Latin volumen, volumin- (see volume).