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ample

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From Middle French ample, from Latin amplus (large), probably for ambiplus (full on both sides), the last syllable akin to Latin plenus (full).

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ample (comparative ampler, superlative amplest)

  1. Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
    • All the people in that ample house Did to that image bow their humble knees. --Spenser.
  2. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
  3. Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.

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ample (masculine and feminine, plural amples)

  1. plentiful, abundant, copious, profuse, ample

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ample

  1. vocative masculine singular of amplus