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am·ple

 (ăm′pəl)
adj. am·pler, am·plest
1. Of large or great size, amount, extent, or capacity: an ample living room. See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose: had ample food for the party; was given ample time to decide. See Synonyms at plentiful.
3. Plump or bulky: "Her ample body was not the desired shape in a culture of thinness" (Pamela E. Klassen).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin amplus.]

am′ple·ness n.
am′ply (-plē) adv.

ample

(ˈæmpəl)
adj
1. more than sufficient; abundant: an ample helping.
2. large in size, extent, or amount: of ample proportions.
[C15: from Old French, from Latin amplus spacious]
ˈampleness n

am•ple

(ˈæm pəl)

adj. -pler, -plest.
1. fully sufficient for the purpose or need; plentiful.
2. liberal; copious: an ample reward.
3. large; roomy: ample storage space.
[1400–50; < Anglo-French < Latin amplus wide, large]
am′ple•ness, n.
am′ply, adv.
syn: See plentiful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ample - more than enough in size or scope or capacityample - more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
sufficient - of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food"
meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"
2.ample - affording an abundant supplyample - affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
3.ample - fairly largeample - fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

ample

adjective
2. large, great, big, full, wide, broad, extensive, generous, abundant, voluminous, bountiful a young mother with a baby resting against her ample bosom

ample

adjective
1. Large in expanse:
2. Having plenty of room:
3. Of full measure; not narrow or restricted:
Translations
مُتَّسِع، فَسِيح،واسِع
hojný
mere end plads nokrigelig
ríflegur
užtektinai
bagātīgsplašs

ample

[ˈæmpl] ADJ (ampler (compar) (amplest (superl)))
1. (= plentiful, more than sufficient)
1.1. (before noun) [evidence, proof, resources] → abundante; [time, space] → de sobra
to have ample time (to do sth)tener tiempo de sobra (para hacer algo)
there is ample space for a desk in this roomhay sitio de sobra para un escritorio en esta habitación
she has ample meanstiene medios más que suficientes
there'll be ample opportunity to relaxhabrá oportunidades de sobra para relajarse
an ample supply of jarsuna abundante cantidad de tarros
there was an ample supply of foodhabía comida en abundancia
to make ample use of sthusar algo en abundancia
she was given ample warning thatse le avisó con tiempo de sobra de que ...
1.2.
to be ampleser más que suficiente
eight hours' sleep should be ampleocho horas de sueño deberían ser más que suficientes
one cupful of rice is ample for two peopleuna taza de arroz es más que suficiente para dos personas
thanks, I have amplegracias, tengo bastante
2. (= generous) [garment] → amplio, grande; [waist] → ancho, generoso; [portion, bosom] → generoso
his ample stomachsu enorme or prominente barriga
his ample chinsu papada

ample

[ˈæmpəl] adj
(= more than adequate) [supply] → amplement suffisant(e); [space, storage] → largement assez de before n
This is ample → C'est largement suffisant.
there is ample evidence that ... → tout porte à croire que ..., tout tend à démontrer que ...
there is ample proof that ... → tout tend à démontrer que ..., tout porte à croire que ...
to have ample time → avoir bien assez de temps, avoir largement le temps
to have ample room → avoir bien assez de place, avoir largement la place
to have ample opportunity
We will have ample opportunity to relax later → On aura largement l'occasion de se détendre plus tard.
ample parking
There is ample parking in front of the building → Il y largement assez de places de parking devant le bâtiment.
(= large) [stomach, bosom, cleavage] → généreux/euse

ample

adj (+er)
(= plentiful)reichlich; that will be ampledas ist reichlich; more than ampleüberreichlich; to make ample use of somethingetw reichlich benutzen
(= large) figure, proportionsüppig; boot of car etcgeräumig; gardenweitläufig, ausgedehnt

ample

[ˈæmpl] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (large, boot of car) → ampio/a, spazioso/a; (garment) → ampio/a
b. (more than enough, money) → in abbondanza; (space, means, resources) → abbondante, ampio/a
we have ample reason to believe that ... → abbiamo parecchie ragioni per credere che...
we have ample time to finish it → abbiamo tutto il tempo (necessario) per finirlo
that should be ample (time, money) → dovrebbe essere più che sufficiente

ample

(ˈӕmpl) adjective
(more than) enough. There is ample space for four people.
ˈamply adverb

ample

a. amplio-a, ancho-a; abundante, copioso-a.
References in classic literature ?
The hunters made great havoc among the buffaloes, and brought in quantities of meat; the voyageurs busied themselves about the fires, roasting and stewing for present purposes, or drying provisions for the journey; the pack-horses, eased of their burdens, rolled on the grass, or grazed at large about the ample pasture; those of the party who had no call upon their services, indulged in the luxury of perfect relaxation, and the camp presented a picture of rude feasting and revelry, of mingled bustle and repose, characteristic of a halt in a fine hunting country.
And thus they both, along with their families, perished from hunger, and afforded ample provision for the Cat and her kittens.
If the circumstances of our country are such as to demand a compound instead of a simple, a confederate instead of a sole, government, the essential point which will remain to be adjusted will be to discriminate the OBJECTS, as far as it can be done, which shall appertain to the different provinces or departments of power; allowing to each the most ample authority for fulfilling the objects committed to its charge.
Always the same impassible member of the Reform Club, whom no incident could surprise, as unvarying as the ship's chronometers, and seldom having the curiosity even to go upon the deck, he passed through the memorable scenes of the Red Sea with cold indifference; did not care to recognise the historic towns and villages which, along its borders, raised their picturesque outlines against the sky; and betrayed no fear of the dangers of the Arabic Gulf, which the old historians always spoke of with horror, and upon which the ancient navigators never ventured without propitiating the gods by ample sacrifices.
Five of these great thoroughfares radiate from one ample centre--a centre which is exceedingly well adapted to the accommodation of heavy artillery.
Catherine's Light at the Autumn Regattas has borne ample, if tardy, fruit.
In the course of my journey from Churchhill I had ample leisure for reflection on the present state of our affairs, and every review has served to convince me that they require a delicacy and cautiousness of conduct to which we have hitherto been too little attentive.
His wife had preceded him some time before, and with her ample form defined vaguely under the counterpane, her head on the pillow, and a hand under the cheek offered to his distraction the view of early drowsiness arguing the possession of an equable soul.
Usually my strange, newly acquired telepathic power warned me in ample time, but once I was down with vicious fangs at my jugular and a hairy face pressed close to mine before I knew that I was even threatened.
Though for once they had ample pasturage, yet the keen winds were so intense that, in the morning, a mule was found frozen to death.
Once within its hated walls I was positive that I could overcome the guards of Issus and bear away my Princess, for at my back I would have a force ample for the occasion.
While she waited for her husband to finish making his Powder of Life the woman had found ample time to complete the head as her fancy dictated, and she realized that a good servant's head must be properly constructed.