- liberal in bestowing gifts, favors, or bounties; munificent; generous.
- abundant; ample: a bountiful supply.
Origin of bountiful
- a city in N Utah, near Salt Lake City.
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Examples from the Web for bountiful
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The Sunday dinner was a bountiful one, well cooked, and he did justice to it.Galusha the Magnificent
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Heaven be praised for a comfortable house and bountiful meal!
After the years of short commons there came this bountiful feast to her soul.Tristram of Blent
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The table is bountiful, and he has seen four servants, he is quite sure.Floyd Grandon's Honor
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- plentiful; ample (esp in the phrase a bountiful supply)
- giving freely; generous
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Word Origin and History for bountiful
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