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Webster 1913 Edition


Ample

Am′ple

,
Adj.
[F.
ample
, L.
amplus
, prob. for
ambiplus
full on both sides, the last syllable akin to L.
plenus
full. See
Full
, and cf.
Double
.]
Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
All the people in that
ample
house
Did to that image bow their humble knees.
Spenser.
2.
Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious;
as, an
ample
fortune;
ample
justice.
3.
Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive;
as, an
ample
narrative
.
Johnson.
Syn. – Full; spacious; extensive; wide; capacious; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; copious; bountiful; rich; liberal; munificent.
Ample
,
Copious
,
Abundant
,
Plenteous
. These words agree in representing a thing as large, but under different relations, according to the image which is used. Ample implies largeness, producing a sufficiency or fullness of supply for every want;
as,
ample
stores or resources,
ample
provision
. Copious carries with it the idea of flow, or of collection at a single point;
as, a
copious
supply of materials
. “Copious matter of my song.”
Milton.
Abundant and plenteous refer to largeness of quantity; as,
abundant
stores; plenteous harvests.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ample

AM'PLE

,
Adj.
[L. amplus.]
1.
Large; wide; spacious; extended; as ample room. This word carries with it the sense of room or space fully sufficient for the use intended.
2.
Great in bulk, or size; as an ample tear.
3.
Liberal; unrestrained; without parsimony; fully sufficient; as, ample provision for the table; ample justice.
4.
Liberal; magnificent; as ample promises.
5.
Diffusive; not brief or contracted; as an ample narrative.

Definition 2022


ample

ample

English

Adjective

ample (comparative ampler, superlative amplest)

  1. Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
    • All the people in that ample house Did to that image bow their humble knees. --Spenser.
  2. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
  3. Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.

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References

  • ample in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • ample in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Anagrams


Catalan

Adjective

ample m (feminine ampla, masculine and feminine plural amples)

  1. wide
  2. ample, plentiful

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

ample m, f (plural amples)

  1. plentiful, abundant, copious, profuse, ample

Latin

Adjective

ample

  1. vocative masculine singular of amplus

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