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 Bountiful (audio) \ adverb
bountifulness \ ˈbau̇n-​ti-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce Bountiful (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 The long weekend is still 24 hours away, but the discounts are already bountiful, with retailers across the board clearing house to make way for a slew of new-season deliveries. Talia Abba, Glamour, 2 Sep. 2021 But as public health experts note, Hong Kong cannot stay closed off forever, and the city's vaccine campaign has failed to keep up with other global financial hubs even with its bountiful vaccine supply. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 30 June 2021 With a little planning, this simple device can provide a bountiful harvest through the chilly days of winter. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Aug. 2021 This summer’s bountiful harvest, which peaked in earlier this month, has generated a surge of deep-red sockeye fillets at the seafood counters of the Pacific Northwest and other U.S. and international markets. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2021 Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Melinda Myers, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 This remarkable time capsule will be presented alongside a bountiful collection of Bentleys at the Concours of Elegance, taking place from September 3-5. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2021 The models predicted more bountiful harvests at higher latitude for all crops, ranging from sugar beet to pea to soybean, while regions closer to the equator would experience either modest yield increases or declines. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Aug. 2021 Yet, Texas still maintains tremendous tradition, including four national titles, rabid fan support, a powerful national brand and bountiful resources due to generous donors, including several billionaires. Edgar Thompson,, 30 July 2021

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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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“Bountiful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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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