copious

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English copious, from Latin copiosus, copia (abundance), from co- + ops (wealth)[1] + -osus (full of).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊpi.əs/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊpiəs

AdjectiveEdit

copious (comparative more copious, superlative most copious)

  1. Vast in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
    He drank a copious amount of vodka, and passed out.
  2. Having an abundant supply.
  3. Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “copious” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.