[ koh-pee-uhs ]
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  1. large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food.

  2. having or yielding an abundant supply: a copious larder;a copious harvest.

  1. exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.

Origin of copious

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin cōpiōsus “plentiful, rich,” from cōpi(a) “wealth” (from co- co- + op(s) “plenty, power, support” + -ia -ia) + -ōsus -ous

synonym study For copious

2. See ample.

Other words for copious

Opposites for copious

Other words from copious

  • co·pi·ous·ly, adverb
  • co·pi·ous·ness, co·pi·os·i·ty [koh-pee-os-i-tee], /ˌkoʊ piˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun
  • o·ver·co·pi·ous, adjective
  • o·ver·co·pi·ous·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·co·pi·ous·ness, noun
  • un·co·pi·ous, adjective

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How to use copious in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for copious


/ (ˈkəʊpɪəs) /

  1. abundant; extensive in quantity

  2. having or providing an abundant supply

  1. full of words, ideas, etc; profuse

Origin of copious

C14: from Latin cōpiōsus well supplied, from cōpia abundance, from ops wealth

Derived forms of copious

  • copiously, adverb
  • copiousness, noun

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