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Webster 1913 Edition


Copious

Co′pi-ous

,
Adj.
[L.
copiosus
, fr.
copia
abundance: cf. F.
copieux
. See
Copy
,
Opulent
.]
Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.
Kindly pours its
copious
treasures forth.
Thomson.
Syn. – Ample; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; rich; full; exuberant; overflowing; full. See
Ample
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Copious

COPIOUS

,
Adj.
1.
Abundant; plentiful; in great quantities; full; ample; furnishing full supplies.
The tender heart is peace, and kindly pours its copious treasures forth in various converse.
2.
Furnishing abundant matter; not barren; rich in supplies.
The redemption of man is a copious subject of contemplation.
Hail, Son of God, Savior of men! Thy name shall be the copious matter of my song.

Definition 2021


copious

copious

English

Adjective

copious (comparative more copious, superlative most copious)

  1. Vast in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. § 18.
      These loose hints I have thrown together, in order to excite the curiosity of philosophers, and beget a suspicion at least, if not a full persuasion, that this subject is very copious,
  2. Having an abundant supply.
  3. Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.

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  1. “copious” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.