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From Late Latin voluminosus, from volumen, from volvō (“roll, turn about”) + -men (noun-forming suffix). Related to volume.
voluminous (comparative more voluminous, superlative most voluminous)
- Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.
- Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
- Of great volume, or bulk; large.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
- Matters of a much more extraordinary kind are to be the subject of this history, or I should grossly mis-spend my time in writing so voluminous a work […]
- Having written much, or produced many volumes
pertaining to volume
consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions
of great volume
having written much