Generous meaning

jĕn'ər-əs
The definition of generous is kind and giving, or a large amount.

An example of generous is a small business giving their employees an end of year bonus.

An example of generous is a plate piled high with food.

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Of noble birth.
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Rich in yield; fertile.
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Full-flavored and strong.
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Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous. [from 16th c.]

Thank you for your generous words.

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Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed. [from 17th c.]

She's been extremely generous with her winnings.

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Large, more than ample, copious. [from 17th c.]
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Liberal in giving or sharing.
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Showing kindness and magnanimity.

It was generous of him to mention us in his remarks.

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Marked by abundance; ample.

A generous slice of cake.

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Having a rich bouquet and flavor.

A generous wine.

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Of noble lineage.
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Having qualities attributed to people of noble birth; noble-minded; gracious; magnanimous.
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Giving or sharing liberally and willingly; openhanded.
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Large; ample.

Generous portions of food.

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Origin of generous

French genereux of noble birth, magnanimous from Latin generōsus from genus gener- birth genə- in Indo-European roots