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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for voluminous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



voluminous (comparative more voluminous, superlative most voluminous)

  1. Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.
  2. Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
  3. 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 []
  4. Having written much, or produced many volumes
    Synonyms: copious, diffuse
    a voluminous writer