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Wordnet 3.0


1. more than enough in size or scope or capacity;
- Example: "had ample food for the party"
- Example: "an ample supply"

2. affording an abundant supply;
- Example: "had ample food for the party"
- Example: "copious provisions"
- Example: "food is plentiful"
- Example: "a plenteous grape harvest"
- Example: "a rich supply"
[syn: ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich]

3. fairly large;
- Example: "a sizable fortune"
- Example: "an ample waistline"
- Example: "of ample proportions"
[syn: ample, sizable, sizeable]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ample \Am"ple\, a. [F. ample, L. amplus, prob. for ambiplus full on both sides, the last syllable akin to L. plenus full. See Full, and cf. Double.] Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended. [1913 Webster] All the people in that ample house Did to that image bow their humble knees. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice. [1913 Webster] 3. Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ample adj 1: more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply" [ant: meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy] 2: affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply" [syn: ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich] 3: fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions" [syn: ample, sizable, sizeable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

130 Moby Thesaurus words for "ample": abounding, abundant, adequate, affluent, all-sufficing, amplify, amplitudinous, aplenty, augment, barely sufficient, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, broad, capacious, commensurate, commodious, competent, complete, comprehensive, copious, corresponding, countless, decent, deep, detailed, develop, diffuse, dilate, distend, distended, due, effuse, elaborate, enlarge, enough, epidemic, equal to, exhaustless, expanded, expansive, extend, extended, extending, extensive, extravagant, exuberant, far-reaching, fat, fertile, fit, flush, fruitful, full, galore, generous, good, good enough, great, handsome, in plenty, in quantity, increase, inexhaustible, infinite, inflate, inflated, large, lavish, liberal, luxuriant, many, maximal, minimal, minimum, much, multitudinous, numerous, opulent, overflowing, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plenty good enough, prevailing, prevalent, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, proportionable, proportionate, rampant, replete, rich, rife, riotous, roomy, running over, satisfactory, satisfying, spacious, spreading, substantial, sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suitable, superabundant, swell, swollen, teeming, thorough, unfold, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, up to, vast, voluminous, wealthy, well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked, wholesale, wide, wide-ranging, widespread
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

AMPLE A FORTH-like language for programming the 500/5000 series of add-on music synthesisers for the BBC Microcomputer. AMPLE was produced by Hybrid Technologies, Cambridge, England in the mid 1980s. Many AMPLE programs were published in Acorn User magazine. (1995-11-01)