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Voluminous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Consisting of many coils or complications.
The serpent roll'd voluminous and vast.
2. Consisting of many volumes or books.
The collections of Muratori and of the Byzantine history, are very voluminous.
3. Having written much, or made many volumes; as a voluminons writer.
4. Copious; diffusive. He was too voluminous in discourse. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen Date: 1611 1. consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions ; winding 2. a. having or marked by great volume or bulk ; large <long voluminous tresses>; also full <a voluminous skirt> b. numerous <trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper> 3. a. filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes <a voluminous literature on the subject> b. writing or speaking much or at great length <a voluminous correspondent> voluminously adverb voluminousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 large in volume; bulky. 2 (of drapery etc.) loose and ample. 3 consisting of many volumes. 4 (of a writer) producing many books. Derivatives: voluminosity n. voluminously adv. voluminousness n. Etymology: LL voluminosus (as VOLUME)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Voluminous Vo*lu"mi*nous, a. [L. voluminosus: cf. F. volumineux.] 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 Quincey. (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. -- Vo*lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. -- Vo*lu"mi*nous*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is voluminous is very large or contains a lot of things. (FORMAL) The FBI kept a voluminous file on Pablo Picasso. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Of many volumes.

Moby Thesaurus

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