bounteous

adjective boun·te·ous \ ˈbau̇n-tē-əs \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of bounteous

1 : giving or disposed to give freely
2 : liberally bestowed

bounteously

adverb

bounteousness

noun

Examples of bounteous in a Sentence

  1. Together we give thanks for this bounteous harvest.

  2. offered a bounteous reward for finding the lost ring

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Origin and Etymology of bounteous

Middle English bountevous, bounteuous, from Anglo-French bontive kind, from bunté


BOUNTEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

bounteous

Definition of bounteous for English Language Learners

  • : giving or providing many desired things


BOUNTEOUS Defined for Kids

bounteous

adjective boun·te·ous \ ˈbau̇n-tē-əs \

Definition of bounteous for Students

1 : generous 1
  • a bounteous host
2 : given in plenty : abundant
  • a bounteous harvest


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