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

 gen·er·ous /ˈʤɛnrəs, ˈʤɛnə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·er·ous a.
 1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.]
    The generous and gravest citizens.   --Shak.
 2. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous. “The generous critic.” --Pope. “His generous spouse.” --Pope. “A generous pack [of hounds].” --Addison.
 3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.
 4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table.
 5. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.
 Syn: -- Magnanimous; bountiful. See Liberal.
 -- Gen*er*ous*ly, adv. -- Gen*er*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous
             donation" [ant: stingy]
      2: not petty in character and mind; "unusually generous in his
         judgment of people" [ant: ungenerous]
      3: more than adequate; "a generous portion"