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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 am·ple /ˈæmpəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·ple a.  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 of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
 Syn: -- Full; spacious; extensive; wide; capacious; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; copious; bountiful; rich; liberal; munificent.
 Usage: -- Ample, Copious, Abundant, Plenteous. These words agree in representing a thing as large, but under different relations, according to the image which is used. Ample implies largeness, producing a sufficiency or fullness of supply for every want; as, ample stores or resources, ample provision. Copious carries with it the idea of flow, or of collection at a single point; as, a copious supply of materials. Copious matter of my song.” --Milton. Abundant and plenteous refer to largeness of quantity; as, abundant stores; plenteous harvests.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample
             food for the party"; "an ample supply" [ant: meager]
      2: affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the
         party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a
         plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply" [syn: copious,
          plenteous, plentiful, rich]
      3: fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of
         ample proportions" [syn: sizable, sizeable]