adjective \ˈkō-pē-əs\

: very large in amount or number

Full Definition of COPIOUS

a :  yielding something abundantly <a copious harvest> <copious springs>
b :  plentiful in number <copious references to other writers>
a :  full of thought, information, or matter
b :  profuse or exuberant in words, expression, or style <a copious talker>
:  present in large quantity :  taking place on a large scale <copious weeping> <copious food and drink>
co·pi·ous·ly adverb
co·pi·ous·ness noun

Examples of COPIOUS

  1. The storm produced a copious amount of rain.
  2. She sat in the front row and took copious notes during the lecture.
  3. It was no surprise that spin was more copious than ever during the election campaign. —Michael Kinsley, Time, 25 Dec. 2000–1 Jan. 2001

Origin of COPIOUS

Middle English, from Latin copiosus, from copia abundance, from co- + ops wealth — more at opulent
First Known Use: 14th century


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