Search Result for "generously":
1. in a generous manner;
- Example: "he gave liberally to several charities"
[syn: liberally, munificently, generously]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Generous \Gen"er*ous\, a. [F. g['e]n['e]reux, fr. L. generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth, race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d Gender.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The generous and gravest citizens. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father. [1913 Webster] 4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
generously adv 1: in a generous manner; "he gave liberally to several charities" [syn: liberally, munificently, generously]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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