ample

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Middle English ample, from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus (large).

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ample

  1. A fully sufficient or abundant quantity of; enough or more than enough.
    We have ample time to finish the task.
    It is a large house with ample space for all of us.
  2. (as pronoun) A quantity (of something) that is fully sufficient; plenty.
    We don't need any more. We already have ample.

Adjective[edit]

ample (comparative ampler, superlative amplest)

  1. Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; for example spacious, roomy or widely extended.
    We have an ample supply of water
    She has a very ample bosom.
  2. Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive
    an ample story

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplus.

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ample (feminine ampla, masculine and feminine plural amples)

  1. wide
  2. ample, plentiful

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin amplus (large).

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ample (plural amples)

  1. plentiful, abundant, copious, profuse, ample
  2. (of clothes) loose, baggy

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Latin[edit]

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amplē (comparative amplius, superlative amplissimē)

  1. amply, largely

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ample

  1. vocative masculine singular of amplus

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French ample, from Old French ample, from Latin amplus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈampəl/, /ˈɛmpəl/

Adjective[edit]

ample

  1. (Late Middle English) ample, copious, profuse

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: ample
  • Scots: ample

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