Ample meaning

ăm'pəl
Large in size, extent, scope, etc.; spacious; roomy.
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Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
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Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
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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.

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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.

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Of large or great size, amount, extent, or capacity.

An ample living room.

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Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose.

Had ample food for the party; was given ample time to decide.

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Plump or bulky.
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More than enough; abundant.
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Enough to fulfill the needs or purpose; adequate.
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Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
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Origin of ample

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin amplus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French ample, from Latin amplus (“large”), probably for ambiplus (“full on both sides”), the last syllable akin to Latin plenus (“full”).
    From Wiktionary