voluminous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj voluminous large in number or quantity (especially of discourse) "she took copious notes","a subject of voluminous legislation"
    • adj voluminous large in volume or bulk "a voluminous skirt"
    • adj voluminous 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Voluminous Of or pertaining to volume or volumes. "But ended foul in many a scaly fold, Voluminous and vast.""Over which dusky draperies are hanging, and voluminous curtains have long since fallen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • voluminous Consisting of coils or convolutions.
    • voluminous Of great volume or bulk; large; swelling: literally or figuratively.
    • voluminous Having written much; producing many or bulky books; also, copious; diffuse; prolix: as, a voluminous writer.
    • voluminous Being in many volumes; hence, copious enough to make numerous volumes: used of the published writings of an author: as, the voluminous works of Sir Walter Scott.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Voluminous consisting of many volumes or books, or of many coils: of great bulk: having written much, as an author: in many volumes, capable of filling many volumes
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Quotations

  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “A book should be luminous not voluminous.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. voluminosus,: cf. F. volumineux,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. volumen, a roll—volvĕre, volutum, to roll.

Usage

In literature:

I blush at my voluminousness.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Rags are scarce, and German writers, as well as their language, are voluminous.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Of Palestrina's voluminous compositions this is not the place to speak.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
To this telegram there was a prompt and voluminous reply from the seat of war in the East.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
King Hammurabi had to deal daily with a voluminous correspondence.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
To his kin in Scotland he sent from the beginning voluminous annual epistles.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
It is painful to me to overwhelm Congress and yourself continually with these voluminous papers.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But these communications are too voluminous for them, and beyond their reach.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I have been amusing myself latterly with reading the voluminous letters of Cicero.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Sir Lewis Morris was a voluminous poetaster with a common mind.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
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In poetry:

I like voluminous writing best,
That gives the facts dress'd up in style.
A handsome woman when she's dressed
Looks better than (repress that smile)
When she in plainer costume does appear;
The more it costs we know she is more dear.
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott

In news:

Don't mind writing voluminous reports of uncertain impact.
At times, writing interested him almost as much as painting, and he's known to have written voluminous journals.
Intimate Moments in a Voluminous Hall.
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara … always a winner.
Voluminous feedback on what to do with Martin County Comprehensive Plan.
Voluminous feedback on what to do with Martin County Comp Plan.
A broader investigation by St Paul police and prosecutors disclosed a "voluminous paper trail" of evidence that Fiscus had stolen more than $250,000 from his aunt 's bank accounts, Grewing said last month.
He and administrators at the other three schools credited local teachers and parents, whose contributions are listed in voluminous application forms required by the blue-ribbon competition.
In their newest photo shoot for Kardashian Kollection at Sears, sisters Khloe, Kourtney and Kim are all dolled up with huge, voluminous blowouts and picture-perfect skin.
Russia's massive Tsarskoye Selo—a summer residence for Russian czars that was a gift from Peter the Great to his wife, Catherine—gets the royal treatment in this voluminous study.
This past weekend I was granted full creative freedom to sculpt a sleek but voluminous look for my client's big event.
The High Energy Player of the Week award has drawn voluminous response since readers took over the vote last month.
I'm just going to dive right in with my latest obsession: the T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers for medium to long hair.
Glowy skin, voluminous curls, hot hip hop mogul husband—there aren't many things Beyoncé has that I don't envy a little.
JEFFERSON CITY — Forget the huge rewrite of Missouri's voluminous tax credits.
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In science:

These problems are compounded in voluminous domains, where a large cumulative number of ratings is required to sufficiently cover an entire set of items.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Usenet news is a personal, voluminous, and ephemeral media (in comparison to movies) and thus an excellent candidate for collaborative filtering. A total of 250 people evaluated over 20,000 news articles .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The traffic, which is an essence of the communication, presently is a voluminous data generated on minute-byminute basis within multi-layered structure by different applications and according to different protocols.
Analysis of Inter-Domain Traffic Correlations: Random Matrix Theory Approach
Gotelli and Graves Gotelli and Graves (1996) have collected a voluminous literature to present a comprehensive analysis of the use and misuse of null models in ecology community.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
Finally, T.F. wants to thank his wife Helena Fischbacher-Weitz for moral support during this voluminous pro ject.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
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