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
The house, which was listed with Brown Harris Stevens, has five bedrooms and six baths over 7,590 square feet, along with ample outdoor space, which features a rear garden, two balconies and a terrace on the fourth level.
With movable walls and ample green space, the design is geared toward gathering.
Some entrants go on to participate in the main fest, which is a day of ample sampling of unique flavors.
Lobster ravioli is utterly lush, the tender pillows stuffed with ample meat and afloat in a bechamel lobster cream sauce enlivened with lemon.
Goranov says fiscal reserves are ample, with no need to borrow abroad this year and probably in 2018.
The belief in reason, the title implies, is unreasonable, and Milosz’s experiences gave ample support for this idea.
The master bedroom has ample closet space and room for a sitting area.
Freeman hit hard here, too, his wide-open horn calls and crisply articulated runs finding ample support from drummer Royston and bassist Davis.
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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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