EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle English ample, from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus (large).

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

ample

  1. A fully sufficient or abundant quantity of; enough or more than enough.
    We have ample time to finish the task.
    It is a large house with ample space for all of us.
  2. (as pronoun) A quantity (of something) that is fully sufficient; plenty.
    We don't need any more. We already have ample.

AdjectiveEdit

ample (comparative ampler, superlative amplest)

  1. Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; for example spacious, roomy or widely extended.
    We have an ample supply of water
    She has a very ample bosom.
  2. Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive
    an ample story

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin amplus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ample (feminine ampla, masculine and feminine plural amples)

  1. wide
  2. ample, plentiful

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin amplus (large).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ample (plural amples)

  1. plentiful, abundant, copious, profuse, ample
  2. (of clothes) loose, baggy

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdverbEdit

amplē (comparative amplius, superlative amplissimē)

  1. amply, largely

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

ample

  1. vocative masculine singular of amplus

ReferencesEdit

  • ample”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ample”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French ample, from Old French ample, from Latin amplus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈampəl/, /ˈɛmpəl/

AdjectiveEdit

ample

  1. (Late Middle English) ample, copious, profuse

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: ample
  • Scots: ample

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