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.
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]