English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English copious, from Latin copiosus, from copia (abundance), equivalent to co- + ops (wealth)[1] + -osus (full of). By surface analysis, copy +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation edit

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

Adjective edit

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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References edit

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