Copious



[koh-pee-uh s] /ˈkoʊ pi əs/

adjective
1.
large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful:
copious amounts of food.
2.
having or yielding an abundant supply:
a copious larder; a copious harvest.
3.
exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.
/ˈkəʊpɪəs/
adjective
1.
abundant; extensive in quantity
2.
having or providing an abundant supply
3.
full of words, ideas, etc; profuse
adjective

full of information or matter
Word Origin

Latin copia ‘plenty’
adj.

mid-14c., from Latin copiosus “plentiful,” from copia “an abundance, ample supply, profusion, plenty,” from com- “with” (see com-) + ops (genitive opis) “power, wealth, resources,” from PIE root *op- “to work, produce in abundance” (see opus). Related: Copiously.

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