Definition of ample
amplenessplay \-pəl-nəs\ noun
amplyplay \-plē\ adverb
Examples of ample in a Sentence
They had ample money for the trip.
The police found ample evidence of wrongdoing.
There is ample parking at the stadium.
You will have ample opportunity to finish the test.
The light in the room is more than ample.
There was room for an ample garden.
an ample serving of pie
Recent Examples of ample from the Web
And for investors, there is ample reason for caution.
Injuries have depleted the rotation of experienced arms, and prospects have failed to seize ample opportunities to pitch.
Like many Brooklyn transplants, Lamby has benefited greatly from the frequent hikes, swims, good weather, and ample space that a Los Angeles life affords.
While Russia can be considered a bad actor and there’s ample political drama unfolding between Russia and the US, there’s no reason to believe that the Kremlin is eager to attack the US with a nuclear weapon.
Still, there’s ample reason to doubt such a timetable.
There is ample food and water but very little privacy or proper bedding, and with the tower destroyed, no one knows where they will be relocated or for how long.
Now visitors arrive to find a palatial, California-style tasting room featuring granite bar countertops, ample seating, a cozy fireplace and a large outdoor deck overlooking rows of vines.
Morning Visitors might start their day in downtown Lockport, which has ample free, public parking.
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Origin and Etymology of ample
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin amplus ample
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of ample
plentiful, ample, abundant, copious mean more than sufficient without being excessive. plentiful implies a great or rich supply. peaches are plentiful this summer ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement. ample food to last the winter abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful . streams abundant with fish copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness. copious examples of bureaucratic waste
AMPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ample for English Language Learners
: 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
AMPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of ample for Students
: enough or more than enough of what is needed ample time
amply\-plē\ adverb amply supplied
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