Crossword clues for ample
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
[F. ample, L. amplus, pro
for ambiplus full on both sides, the last syllable akin to L. plenus full. See Full, and cf. Double.] Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
All the people in that ample house Did to that image bow their humble knees.
2. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
3. Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
Syn: Full; spacious; extensive; wide; capacious; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; copious; bountiful; rich; liberal; munificent.
Usage: Ample, Copious, Abundant, Plenteous. These words agree in representing a thing as large, but under different relations, according to the image which is used. Ample implies largeness, producing a sufficiency or fullness of supply for every want; as, ample stores or resources, ample provision. Copious carries with it the idea of flow, or of collection at a single point; as, a copious supply of materials. ``Copious matter of my song.''
--Milton. Abundant and plenteous refer to largeness of quantity; as, abundant stores; plenteous harvests.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus "large, spacious," related to ampla "handle, grip."
a. 1 large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended. 2 Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice. 3 Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
adj. more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply" [ant: meager]
Usage examples of "ample".
The ample jurisdiction required by the farmers of the revenue to accomplish their engagements might be placed in an odious light, as if they had purchased from the emperor the lives and fortunes of their fellow-citizens.
While the stream of power now flowing was ample to operate the lookout plates, yet it would be many hours before the accumulator cells would be in condition to drive the craft even that short distance.
One first thought of the woman as a girl, but appreciation of her ample breasts brought realisation that she was in fact a shaven woman.
Rouleau, as instructed, made his preparation for the ballooning with slow deliberation, giving Fitzfarris ample time to do a booming business with his game.
In basketry and certain classes of garment-making, the inhabitants of the Mississippi valley were well advanced at the period of European conquest, and there is ample evidence to show that the mound-building peoples were not behind historic tribes in this matter.
Tyrolese seemed convinced, though reluctantly, and agreed to advance the necessary sum upon the bond and judgment of our adventurer, who, being disabled from transacting his own affairs in person, was obliged to intrust Ratchcali with his keys, papers, and power of attorney, under the check and inspection of his faithful Maurice and the solicitor, whose fidelity he bespoke with the promise of an ample recompense.
Miss Bloomer, having lost her mother in early life, and her father being devoted to the chase, pedestrianism, and other athletic sports congenial to most country gentlemen, the young lady, his only child, had ample scope for indulging her inclinations.
His air gave place to importance, and, as he leaned against the white pillar of the arcade, folded his ample burnous round him, and glanced up at the sky he saw, in fancy, a five-franc piece glittering in the chariot of the moon.
She wore a high-necked and lace-fringed blouse designed for the bustless girls of mid-town, and she was far too ample for it.
Fox river lasted ten days, during which time we had ample opportunity to test the efficacy of hydropathy, as our awning was by no means waterproof, and we were literally soaked the greater part of the time.
Since, however, it is apparent that here, as in every other state, foreign dangers necessarily attend domestic difficulties, I recommend that adequate and ample measures be adopted for maintaining the public defenses on every side.
Probably on matsuri days all appear in fine clothes taken from ample hoards.
The depicted woman sagged backward into the grass, hiking up her skirts, leaving ample evidence that her ministrations had been successful.
My glim showed me the keyhole, and I cut the lock, which was mortised into the thickness of the door, clean away, taking a square which gave ample margin beyond the edges of the lock.
The religious traditions are often so rich and multivariate that they offer ample opportunity for renewal and revision, again especially when their sacred books can be interpreted metaphorically and allegorically.