Ample



fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough:
an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
of sufficient or abundant measure; liberal; copious:
an ample reward.
of adequate or more than adequate extent, size, or amount; large; spacious; roomy:
ample storage space.
Contemporary Examples

There is ample precedent in history for change being forced upon recalcitrant organizations from the outside.
Dear Editors: Ban ‘Redskins’ Michael Tomasky June 20, 2013

For anything to work, including law itself, there must be ample room for individual responsibility.
Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans Philip K. Howard December 26, 2014

It typically came with a desk in the building, and ample access to lawmakers.
Who’s Watching Your Statehouse? No One. Eleanor Clift July 18, 2014

He reached down and demonstrated the ample toolbelt-style pockets.
The Last Erotic Massage Arianne Cohen May 20, 2009

Clearly, there is ample room in this not-so-esteemed genre for a couple of stoners.
‘Pot Psychology’: The Stoners’ Guide to Life Adam Auriemma November 10, 2012

Historical Examples

Then he satisfied himself that the supply of cartridges was ample.
Darkness and Dawn George Allan England

If we get him this appointment, it will be ample compensation, anyhow.
Viviette William J. Locke

ample opportunity was given for explanation and apology for the insult.
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant James D. Richardson

He had ample girth of chest at the cinches, where lung capacity is best measured.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand

It is essential, therefore, that the greatest care be taken to subject such products to proper preparation and ample processing.
Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray

adjective
more than sufficient; abundant: an ample helping
large in size, extent, or amount: of ample proportions
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French ample, from Latin amplus “large, spacious,” related to ampla “handle, grip.”

language, music
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)

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