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
Origin and Etymology of ample
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin amplus ample
First Known Use: 15th century
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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