bountiful

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

bounty +‎ -ful

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaʊntɪfəl/, /ˈbaʊntəfəl/
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈbaʊ̯n(ɾ)əfəɫ]
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    • (UK, also) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊntɪfʌl/

AdjectiveEdit

bountiful (comparative more bountiful, superlative most bountiful)

  1. Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
    • 1611, King James Version, Isaiah 32:5:
      The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
    • 2013 June 29, “Unspontaneous combustion”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 29:
      Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia.
    They enjoyed a wet summer and a bountiful harvest.