- fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
- of sufficient or abundant measure; liberal; copious: an ample reward.
- of adequate or more than adequate extent, size, or amount; large; spacious; roomy: ample storage space.
Origin of ample
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Related Words for amplenessprofusion, prosperity, wealth, plethora, riches, myriad, plenty, bounty, affluence, outpouring, glut, saturation, completeness, wholeness, totality, fortune, opulence, copiousness, plenitude, ampleness
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Historical Examples of ampleness
The parterre, extending before the main building, is of an ampleness scarcely conceivable until once viewed.Royal Palaces and Parks of France
Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Then comes the new property of the University of Pittsburgh, which is built with ampleness of design.
There was much of the ampleness of Mirabeau, but no heaviness; there was so much soul that this carried that lightly.Balzac
- more than sufficient; abundantan ample helping
- large in size, extent, or amountof ample proportions
Word Origin for ample
mid-15c., from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus "large, spacious," related to ampla "handle, grip."