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many; numerous; much:
It’s a hard job, but it pays beaucoup money.
large; significant:
a beaucoup building project.
Historical Examples

beaucoup dhabitants de la campagne et le cur de Nesle et dHebouville se sont aussi trouvs leur arrive.
Benjamin Franklin and the First Balloons Abbott Lawrence Rotch

“Jambe casse, beaucoup mal casse,” explained the French scholar.
Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard

beaucoup furent tus parce-qu’ils lui ressemblaient ou parce-qu’ils taient souponns de lui avoir donn asile.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

La socit a, quoi qu’on fasse, beaucoup d’empire sur le bonheur; et ce qu’elle n’approuve pas, il ne faut jamais le faire.’
Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi

So I expressed my surprise that he did not regard what had occurred as beaucoup de combat.
The ‘Ayesha’ being the adventures of the landing squad of the ‘Emden’ Hellmuth von Mcke

“beaucoup, beaucoup,” said Delia, extending two little white hands sparkling with gems.
Library Of The World’s Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4 Charles Dudley Warner

Les vrais evnemens de la Vie sont quelquefois, beaucoup plus incroyable que ceux que l’Imagination presente l’Esprit.
Tales of My Time, Vol. II (of 3) William Pitt Scargill

In this house is also realized the truth of the old French saying, Peu de moyens, beaucoup deffet.
Travels in South Kensington Moncure Daniel Conway

Something more solid and homely she would have considered “beaucoup plus convenable.”
Shirley Charlotte Bront

beaucoup de nos religieux s’offrirent pour cette mission lointaine.
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. I: Acadia, 1610-1613 Various

French, literally “a great heap,” from beau “fine, great” (see beau (n.)) + coup “a stroke,” also “a throw,” hence, “a heap” (see coup (n.)). Cf. Spanish golpe “multitude.”


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