bounteous


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boun·te·ous

 (boun′tē-əs)
adj.
Existing in, characterized by, or producing abundance: bounteous harvests; bounteous land.

[Middle English bountevous, from Old French bontive, benevolent, from bonte, bounty; see bounty.]

boun′te·ous·ly adv.
boun′te·ous·ness n.

bounteous

(ˈbaʊntɪəs)
adj
1. giving freely; generous: the bounteous goodness of God.
2. plentiful; abundant
ˈbounteously adv
ˈbounteousness n

boun•te•ous

(ˈbaʊn ti əs)

adj.
1. giving or disposed to give freely; generous; liberal.
2. freely bestowed; plentiful; abundant.
[1325–75; Middle English bountevous < Middle French bontive (bonte bounty + -ive, feminine of -if -ive) + -ous]
boun′te•ous•ly, adv.
boun′te•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bounteous - given or giving freelybounteous - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"

bounteous

adjective
Translations

bounteous

[ˈbaʊntɪəs] bountiful [ˈbaʊntɪfʊl] ADJ [crop etc] → abundante; [person] → generoso, munífico

bounteous

, bountiful
adjgroßzügig; sovereign, godgütig; harvest, gifts(über)reich
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Come, thou jolly substance, with thy shining face, keep back thy inspiration, but hold forth thy tempting rewards; thy shining, chinking heap; thy quickly convertible bank-bill, big with unseen riches; thy often-varying stock; the warm, the comfortable house; and, lastly, a fair portion of that bounteous mother, whose flowing breasts yield redundant sustenance for all her numerous offspring, did not some too greedily and wantonly drive their brethren from the teat.
It was a beautiful, bounteous, blue day; the spangled sea calm and cool, and flatly stretching away, all round, to the horizon, like gold-beater's skin hammered out to the extremest.
Everyone is quiet and happy, for God has blessed us with a bounteous harvest, and we know that there will be abundance of food for the wintertide.
Remember Thy bounteous mercy and loving-kindness which are from of old; turn not Thy face from us, but be gracious to our unworthiness, and in Thy great goodness and Thy many mercies regard not our transgressions and iniquities
169c-169d) And again far-seeing Zeus made yet another generation, the fifth, of men who are upon the bounteous earth.
A bounteous portion was deposited before the captain by the old woman, upon some fresh grass, which served instead of a platter; and never had he tasted a salmon boiled so completely to his fancy.
Hail universal Lord, be bounteous still To give us onely good; and if the night Have gathered aught of evil or conceald, Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.
I generally contrived to reserve a moiety of this bounteous repast for myself; but the remainder I was invariably obliged to part with.
Then Ulysses rejoiced at finding himself again in his own land, and kissed the bounteous soil; he lifted up his hands and prayed to the nymphs, saying, "Naiad nymphs, daughters of Jove, I made sure that I was never again to see you, now therefore I greet you with all loving salutations, and I will bring you offerings as in the old days, if Jove's redoubtable daughter will grant me life, and bring my son to manhood.
Indeed," cried Jav, "what more realistic than this bounteous feast?
I ate hardly any breakfast, and I've done everything I know to make myself extra hungry, but I really don't think I can eat straight through, unless I burst my buttons off," whispered Geordie to Will, as he surveyed the bounteous stores before him with a hopeless sigh.
Sometimes her family were invited in to help eat up a too bounteous feast of successes, or Lotty would be privately dispatched with a batch of failures, which were to be concealed from all eyes in the convenient stomachs of the little Hummels.