bountiful

adjective
boun·​ti·​ful | \ ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl \

Definition of bountiful

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : liberal or generous in bestowing gifts or favors
2 : given or provided abundantly a bountiful harvest

Bountiful

geographical name

Definition of Bountiful (Entry 2 of 2)

city in northern Utah north of Salt Lake City population 42,552

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Other Words from bountiful

Adjective

bountifully \ ˈbau̇n-​ti-​f(ə-​)lē \ adverb
bountifulness \ ˈbau̇n-​ti-​fəl-​nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for bountiful

Synonyms: Adjective

abundant, ample, aplenty, bounteous, comfortable, cornucopian, galore, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plenty

Antonyms: Adjective

bare, minimal, scant, spare

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Adjective

liberal, generous, bountiful, munificent mean giving or given freely and unstintingly. liberal suggests openhandedness in the giver and largeness in the thing or amount given. a teacher liberal with her praise generous stresses warmhearted readiness to give more than size or importance of the gift. a generous offer of help bountiful suggests lavish, unremitting giving or providing. children spoiled by bountiful presents munificent suggests a scale of giving appropriate to lords or princes. a munificent foundation grant

Examples of bountiful in a Sentence

Adjective

a bountiful supply of water a bountiful supply of apples for the harvest festival

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Meanwhile, bountiful supply and weak demand have hurt agricultural commodity prices, experts say. Dan Weil, WSJ, "The Bearish Case for Commodities," 8 Oct. 2018 On dry land, the options are just as bountiful: there are lush forests with native herbs like horopito; gardens with rainbows of organic produce, and acres of stonefruits in sprawling orchards. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 But Nebbiolo, the grape better known as the source of great Barolo and Barbaresco reds, is also behind this crisp, dry sparkling rosé marked by bountiful aromas of raspberries and cherries. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Let the Wine Do the Talking This Thanksgiving," 16 Nov. 2018 Old Edwards Inn and Spa Nestled in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards Inn and Spa operates bountiful gardens, including the kitchen garden, which is filled with over 300 varieties planted according to color. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in North America," 2 Oct. 2018 The corporate campuses of the Bay Area’s technology companies have become independent fiefs with dry cleaning, gyms, doctors, shuttle buses and bountiful free meals, made by the best chefs poached from the region’s famous restaurants. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco officials to tech workers: Leave the office, buy your lunch," 31 July 2018 This religious yet community-minded ritual intends to bestow calm seas and bountiful hauls on the seekers of scallops and such. Lauren Mccutcehon, Philly.com, "Miss New Jersey, National Marbles Tournament and more things to do Down the Shore," 14 June 2018 The No Beast Feast, a garden party focusing on the region's bountiful produce. Denise Florez, latimes.com, "Food Bowl calendar final week (May 28-31)," 25 May 2018 Like all trees of life, the Smithsonian’s humble tree has grown more and more bountiful with each day. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of bountiful

Adjective

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bountiful

Adjective

see bounty

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bountiful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bountiful

: giving or providing many desired things

: given or existing in large amounts

bountiful

adjective
boun·​ti·​ful | \ ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl \

Kids Definition of bountiful

1 : giving freely or generously this bountiful land
2 : plentiful sense 1 … those creatures that do dwell here exist in bountiful numbers.— Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves

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