Vo*lu"mi*nous (?), a. [L. voluminosus: cf. F. volumineux.]

Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.

Specifically: --


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.


Of great volume, or bulk; large.

B. Jonson.

(c) Consisting of many volumes or books; as, the collections of Muratori are voluminous.


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.


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