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.
Historical Examples

From them have been extracted—in times of peace—the amplest admissions of the justice of the Uitlander case.
The Transvaal from Within J. P. Fitzpatrick

As Shakespeare is the amplest of poets, so were theirs the most fruitful of courts.
Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore

Of the great and honourable services of the earl of Chatham to his country, Dr. Franklin has borne the amplest testimony.
The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [Vol 2 of 3] Benjamin Franklin

His familiarity with all these afforded him room for the amplest guilt.
Makers and Romance of Alabama History B. F. Riley

Immense private houses, with the amplest grounds to be found perhaps in any great city, abut on meanly proportioned streets.
Charities and the Commons: The Pittsburgh Survey, Part II: The Place Various

In the briefest appeal to history may be found the amplest support for these deductions from the principles of social science.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, November 1899 Various

For Lyttelton, in his413 new office, gave the amplest opportunity for the wreaking of their revenge.
Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery

They deserve the amplest gratitude and credit for this happy interregnum, for they had no easy task to perform.
Seekers after God Frederic William Farrar

Charles smiled, and promised to obtain from Duke Alfonso the amplest satisfaction.
Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson

It was the amplest compensation that he could imagine for the mistakes and disappointments of his wasted past.
A Mere Chance, Vol. 2 of 3 Ada Cambridge

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

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


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