Definition of Ample

1. Adjective. More than enough in size or scope or capacity. "An ample supply"

Attributes: Adequacy, Sufficiency
Also: Abundant, Sufficient
Similar to: Full, Good, Generous, Full, Wide, Wide-cut
Derivative terms: Ampleness
Antonyms: Meager



2. Adjective. Affording an abundant supply. "A rich supply"

3. Adjective. Fairly large. "Of ample proportions"
Exact synonyms: Sizable, Sizeable
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Ampleness, Sizeableness

Definition of Ample

1. a. Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.

Definition of Ample

1. Adjective. Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended. ¹

2. Adjective. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice. ¹

3. Adjective. Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ample

1. abundant [adj -PLER, -PLEST] : AMPLY [adv] - See also: abundant

Medical Definition of Ample

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 of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative. Synonym: 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." . Abundant and plenteous refer to largeness of quantity; as, abundant stores; plenteous harvests. Origin: F. Ample, L. Amplus, prob. For ambiplus full on both sides, the last syllable akin to L. Plenus full. See Full, and cf. Double. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ample

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amphotonia
amphotropic
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amphotropic virus
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ampicillin
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ampicillins
amping
ampitheater
ampitheaters
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ampitheatres
ample (current term)
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ampliatio

Literary usage of Ample

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The indications are that in the main the Pacific slope fauna was derived from the Atlantic slope fauna in times much more recent than the be ample to keep ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and zeal of past generations have furnished ample means for this most important object. We have to provide for the Catholic education of our youth. ..."

3. The Call of the Hen; Or, The Science of the Selection and Breeding of Poultry by National Council of Teachers of English Committee on Recreational Reading, Walter Hogan, Sherman Dickinson, Harry Reynolds Lewis, Raymond William Gregory, Louis Renou, B. K. Hindse, A. V. Leontovich, Arthur John Arberry (1913)
"In every instance I found my suspicion verified; the indications of large numbers of eggs and ample machinery to go with them, with the wide pliable pelvic ..."

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