Voluminous

Vo*lu"mi*nous

(?), a. [L. voluminosus: cf. F. volumineux.] Of or pertaining to volume or volumes. Specifically: --
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(a) Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
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But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
Voluminous and vast.
Milton.
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Over which dusky draperies are hanging, and voluminous curtains have long since fallen.
De Quincey.
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(b) Of great volume, or bulk; large. B. Jonson.
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(c) Consisting of many volumes or books; as, the collections of Muratori are voluminous.
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(d) Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious; diffuse; as, a voluminous writer.
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-- Vo*lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. -- Vo*lu"mi*nous*ness, n.
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