- large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food.
- having or yielding an abundant supply: a copious larder; a copious harvest.
- exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.
Origin of copious
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2. See ample.
1. scanty, scarce. 3. meager.
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Examples from the Web for copiously
The leaves still dripped, though not so copiously as at first.Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys
Silas K. Boone
He could quote Scripture by the fathom, and when in his cups used to do so copiously.The Shellback's Progress
Whence comes the yeast which issues so copiously from the fermenting tub?Fragments of science, V. 1-2
In them the principles of morality should be copiously intermingled with the principles of science.Popular Education
The labours of the twenty prime years of his manhood have been copiously bewailed.Milton
Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
- abundant; extensive in quantity
- having or providing an abundant supply
- full of words, ideas, etc; profuse
C14: from Latin cōpiōsus well supplied, from cōpia abundance, from ops wealth
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Word Origin and History for copiously
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