Definition of ample in English:

ample

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Pronunciation: /ˈamp(ə)l
 
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adjective (ampler, amplest)

1Enough or more than enough; plentiful: there is ample time for discussion an ample supply of consumer goods
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  • A landing between the ground and first floors is ample enough to be used as a study.
  • There were ample enough seats, considering that the table could seat thirty-six people.
  • He has maybe up to six options on most pass plays, enough to give him ample choices against most any defense.
Synonyms
enough, sufficient, adequate, plenty of, abundant, more than enough, enough and to spare;
suitable, satisfactory, passable, allowable, tolerable
informal plenty, decent
informal a gogo, galore
South African informal lank
literary bounteous, plenteous
1.1Large and accommodating: he leaned back in his ample chair
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  • People who have a modest home with an ample garden will be able to accommodate this breed.
  • Boot space is not extensive but more ample than you'd expect.
  • Unfortunately, there was not enough toast to support the ample slice of foie gras.
Synonyms
spacious, commodious, capacious, roomy, sizeable, substantial, generous, big, large, broad, wide, extensive;
voluminous, loose-fitting, baggy, slack, slouchy, sloppy, full
rare spacey
1.2(Of a person’s figure) full or broad: she stood with her hands on her ample hips
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  • The mammies all wore the brightly coloured cloths wound tightly round their ample figures, and turban-like round their heads.
  • Her features were actually too full and sensual, her figure too ample to fit the mold.
  • She can kit herself out with a smart new wardrobe to disguise her more ample post-baby figure.

Origin

late Middle English: via French from Latin amplus 'large, capacious, abundant'.

Derivatives

ampleness

noun
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  • The buds are heavy, each so full of fragrant petals that they are drooping under the weight of their ampleness.
  • As a child, I was drawn to them and felt nourished by their ampleness and their warm reds, golds, rich greens, and browns.
  • There is clearly a pleasure in supple ampleness.

amply

adverb
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  • Parking was amply catered for and the opening ceremony was beautiful with many local musicians taking part.
  • The pre-packed ham and salad sandwich that followed was amply filled with meat, lettuce, tomato and cucumber.
  • But it did, and the way it worked amply vindicated our original thesis.

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