ample

[ am-puhl ]
/ ˈæm pəl /

adjective, am·pler, am·plest.

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.

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Origin of ample

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin amplus wide, large

synonym study for ample

1. See plentiful. 2. Ample, liberal, copious, profuse describe degrees of abundant provision. Ample implies a plentiful provision: to give ample praise. Liberal implies provision from a generous supply (more than ample but less than copious ): Liberal amounts of food were distributed to the needy. Copious implies an apparently inexhaustible and lavish abundance: a copious flow of tears. Profuse implies a still more unrestrained abundance of provision or flow: profuse in his apologies.

OTHER WORDS FROM ample

am·ple·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for amplest

ample
/ (ˈæmpəl) /

adjective

more than sufficient; abundantan ample helping
large in size, extent, or amountof ample proportions

Derived forms of ample

ampleness, noun

Word Origin for ample

C15: from Old French, from Latin amplus spacious
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