- Ample is defined as when you have an abundance of something that is more than you need.
An all-you-can eat buffet is an example of an ample amount of food.
- The definition of ample is you have enough of something to meet your needs, and perhaps even some left over.
Having enough space in a room to add a computer desk is an example of having ample space.
ample definition by Webster's New World
- large in size, extent, scope, etc.; spacious; roomy
- more than enough; abundant
- enough to fulfill the needs or purpose; adequate
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin amplus, probably ; from an unverified form amlos ; from Indo-European base an unverified form am-, to contain
- ampleness noun
ample definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective am·pler, am·plest
- Of large or great size, amount, extent, or capacity: an ample living room. See Synonyms at spacious.
- a. Large in degree, kind, or quantity: an ample reward.b. More than enough: ample evidence.
- Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose: had ample food for the party. See Synonyms at plentiful.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin amplus.
- amˈple·ness noun
- amˈply adverb