adjective, am·pler, am·plest.
Origin of ample
Examples from the Web for ample
For anything to work, including law itself, there must be ample room for individual responsibility.
Three years later, Washington came armed with ample alcohol—enough for a half gallon for every voter—and won with 331 votes.
Do you feel they did an ample job of portraying his troubled later years—in particular, the violence towards women?Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small|Marlow Stern|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It typically came with a desk in the building, and ample access to lawmakers.
There is ample proof, for instance, that first-generation immigrants do not increase crime, they help to reduce it.Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis Knows Immigrants Are the Future of the Church|Christopher Dickey|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Throwing my arms fully around her, so as to include, if possible, the hail body in my ample embrace.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX|Alexander Leighton
It was a wooden house of four or five rooms, with an ample veranda, surrounded by an acre of ground fenced in.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
To this he fastened an ample bag of strong salmon-netting, which he had brought with him from Edmundston for this purpose.The Kindred of the Wild|Charles G. D. Roberts
He had in an ample measure the first of all requirements in a biographer, personal acquaintance with the man whose life he wrote.The Age of Tennyson|Hugh Walker
The income was ample and certain, and the risk and labor slight.Old Times on the Upper Mississippi|George Byron Merrick
British Dictionary definitions for ample
Word Origin for ample
Word Origin and History for ample
mid-15c., from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus "large, spacious," related to ampla "handle, grip."