An all-you-can eat buffet is an example of an ample amount of food.
Having enough space in a room to add a computer desk is an example of having ample space.
An ample living room.
Had ample food for the party; was given ample time to decide.
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”).