adjective \ˈam-pəl\

: having or providing enough or more than enough of what is needed

: quite large

—used to describe a person's (especially a woman's) body as being large in usually an attractive way

am·pler \-p(ə-)lər\ am·plest \-p(ə-)ləst\

Full Definition of AMPLE

:  generous or more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity <there was room for an ample garden>
:  generously sufficient to satisfy a requirement or need <they had ample money for the trip>
:  buxom, portly <an ample figure>
am·ple·ness \-pəl-nəs\ noun
am·ply \-plē\ adverb

Examples of AMPLE

  1. They had ample money for the trip.
  2. The police found ample evidence of wrongdoing.
  3. There is ample parking at the stadium.
  4. You will have ample opportunity to finish the test.
  5. The light in the room is more than ample.
  6. There was room for an ample garden.
  7. an ample serving of pie

Origin of AMPLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin amplus
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with AMPLE


Next Word in the Dictionary: amplectic
Previous Word in the Dictionary: ampicillin
All Words Near: ample

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up ample? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).