boun·​ti·​ful | \ ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl How to pronounce bountiful (audio) \

Definition of bountiful

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


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

Synonyms & Antonyms for bountiful

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Regardless of location, the menu stars creative burgers made with Niman Ranch beef — or Impossible Burger for vegans — as well as bountiful salads and organic milkshakes. Janelle Bitker,, "10 spacious outdoor restaurant patios in San Francisco, Bay Area," 17 Sep. 2020 But hey, the winners go beyond the Chiefs and the losers are more bountiful than the Texans ... Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Winners and losers from the Chiefs' NFL season-opening win against Texans," 11 Sep. 2020 The Power producer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, stopped by the fast food restaurant's drive-thru with Mazini to give away the bountiful donation, as seen in videos posted to social media by both of them on Tuesday. Nicholas Rice,, "50 Cent Gives Away More Than $30,000 in Cash Tips to Employees at Burger King Drive-Thru," 11 Sep. 2020 The Gifts of Love Farm is now offering some of its bountiful harvest to the community with all proceeds going to their programs to feed those in need., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 10 Sep. 2020 Silver, another precious metal, also holds value like gold, just to a much lesser extent in part because of its more bountiful supply. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Why do humans turn to gold in times of crisis? It's just metal," 28 Aug. 2020 There’s a spirit of collaboration and support on Thursday, as chatty Mercury forms a trine with bountiful Jupiter in retrograde. Venus Australis,, "Your Horoscope This Week," 24 Aug. 2020 The cycle for new vehicles reaching dealer lots has been pushed back, but 2021s could soon be more bountiful at dealerships. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "Don't Go Looking for a 2021 Vehicle—You Likely Won't Find One," 19 Aug. 2020 Ruiz is generally ranked the third-best prospect in the Dodgers' perpetually bountiful farm system. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "Keibert Ruiz starts career with HR, Dodgers sweep Angels 8-3," 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of bountiful


1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bountiful


see bounty

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The first known use of bountiful was in 1508

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23 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bountiful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bountiful

: giving or providing many desired things
: given or existing in large amounts


boun·​ti·​ful | \ ˈbau̇n-ti-fəl How to pronounce bountiful (audio) \

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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