Adjective "Copious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Abundant in supply or quantity.
  1. 'But my greatest one is - by far and away - the ability to watch copious amounts of television.'
  2. 'However, like all lawyers, he came to the interview carrying copious notes!'
  3. 'Nothing was wasted; the copious quantities of fat produced as a by-product would be sold to the fish and chip trade.'
  4. 'My advice is to go to see this film sooner, rather than later because you may well want to return to see it again armed with a pen and copious amounts of paper.'
  5. 'On the other hand, the King Cobra, which has a relatively less potent venom, injects a copious quantity in one bite.'
  6. 'I'm worryingly sober, despite a rather copious amount of alcohol consumed.'
  7. 'It has a year-long mild climate, copious supplies of fresh water, vegetation and trees that contain plenty of good things to eat.'
  8. 'Pumpkins need copious amounts of food and water, particularly at the small seedling stage and when flowers and fruits are forming.'
  9. 'All her pails, rags, and brushes were over there, along with copious supplies of soot.'
  10. 'He now has 15 diaries filled with copious notes, running into more than 5,000 pages.'
  11. 'I had been a little too copious in talking of my country'


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.

More examples(as adjective)

"amounts can be copious."

"notes can be copious."

"evidences can be copious."

"quantities can be copious."

"uses can be copious."

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Late Middle English: from Old French copieux or Latin copiosus, from copia ‘plenty’.