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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 ?
It was something which he felt rather than perceived, and he never voiced the feeling without subsequent regret and ample atonement.
But a narrow opening between the crests of the hills pointed out the passage by which they found their way still further north, to spread their pure and ample sheets again, before pouring out their tribute into the distant Champlain.
I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
Besides, if it were so that any mere sailor of the Pequod had a grudge against Flask in Flask's official capacity, all that sailor had to do, in order to obtain ample vengeance, was to go aft at dinner-time, and get a peep at Flask through the cabin sky-light, sitting silly and dumfoundered before awful Ahab.
She has a whole lake's contents bottled in her ample hold.
She was compelled, at these parties, to spend most of her time at the refreshment table, for she could not dance with anybody except other women and very old men; Tamoszius was of an excitable temperament, and afflicted with a frantic jealousy, and any unmarried man who ventured to put his arm about the ample waist of Marija would be certain to throw the orchestra out of tune.
She saw her, with the baby in her arms, sitting down to tea; she saw them all at table, and little Harry in a high chair, under the shadow of Rachel's ample wing; there were low murmurs of talk, gentle tinkling of tea-spoons, and musical clatter of cups and saucers, and all mingled in a delightful dream of rest; and Eliza slept, as she had not slept before, since the fearful midnight hour when she had taken her child and fled through the frosty starlight.
While thinking these thoughts I yawned, in a rather ample way, and my upper teeth got hitched on a nail over the door, and while I was mounting a chair to free myself, Harris drew the window-curtain, and said:
He had his own reasons for being delighted, for the master boarded in his father's family and had given the boy ample cause to hate him.
These meeting-places furnished ample ground for the discussion of current events as viewed by the mas- culine eye, while choir rehearsals, sewing societies, reading circles, church picnics, and the like, gave opportunity for the expression of feminine opinion.
Goddard's school was in high reputeand very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.