bountiful

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adjective boun·ti·ful \ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl\

Definition of bountiful

  1. 1 :  liberal or generous in bestowing gifts or favors

  2. 2 :  given or provided abundantly <a bountiful harvest>

bountifully

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bountifulness

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Examples of bountiful in a sentence

  1. a bountiful supply of water

  2. <a bountiful supply of apples for the harvest festival>

Origin and Etymology of bountiful

see bounty


First Known Use: 1508

Synonym Discussion of bountiful

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>.

Bountiful

geographical name boun·ti·ful

Definition of Bountiful

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


BOUNTIFUL Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective boun·ti·ful \ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl\

Definition of bountiful for English Language Learners

  • : giving or providing many desired things

  • : given or existing in large amounts


BOUNTIFUL Defined for Kids

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adjective boun·ti·ful \ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl\

Definition of bountiful for Students

  1. 1 :  giving freely or generously <this bountiful land>

  2. 2 :  plentiful 1 <… those creatures that do dwell here exist in bountiful numbers. — Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves>



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