adjective boun·ti·ful \ˈban-ti-fəl\

: giving or providing many desired things

: given or existing in large amounts

Full Definition of BOUNTIFUL

:  liberal in bestowing gifts or favors
:  given or provided abundantly <a bountiful harvest>
boun·ti·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
boun·ti·ful·ness \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of BOUNTIFUL

  1. a bountiful supply of water
  2. <a bountiful supply of apples for the harvest festival>

First Known Use of BOUNTIFUL


Synonym Discussion of BOUNTIFUL

liberal, generous, bountiful, munificent mean giving or given freely and unstintingly. liberal suggests openhandedness in the giver and largeness in the thing or amount given <a teacher liberal with her praise>. generous stresses warmhearted readiness to give more than size or importance of the gift <a generous offer of help>. bountiful suggests lavish, unremitting giving or providing <children spoiled by bountiful presents>. munificent suggests a scale of giving appropriate to lords or princes <a munificent foundation grant>.


geographical name

Definition of BOUNTIFUL

city N Utah N of Salt Lake City pop 42,552
BOUNTIFULLY Defined for Kids


adjective boun·ti·ful \ˈban-ti-fəl\

Definition of BOUNTIFUL for Kids

:  giving freely or generously <this bountiful land>
:  plentiful 1 <… those creatures that do dwell here exist in bountiful numbers. — Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves>


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