Adjective "Ample" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Enough or more than enough; plentiful.
  1. 'an ample supply of consumer goods'
  2. 'Funnily enough, these always seem to be available in ample quantities.'
  3. 'A landing between the ground and first floors is ample enough to be used as a study.'
  4. 'I am satisfied that there was ample evidence to support the finding of guilt made by the trial judge.'
  5. 'Further, maintaining an ample supply of foxes required at least a partial creation of their favoured habitat.'
  6. 'This is due mainly to the curving roof, which supplies ample headroom, but even legroom is OK.'
  7. 'Certainly it appears that there has been enough time and ample means for all plant genomes to become large.'
  8. 'The island of St Lucia was not yet settled by any European nation and had ample forest and rivers for fixing ships and taking on supplies.'
  9. 'Packing for vacation involves leaving ample space for the stash and supplies.'
  10. 'Twenty minutes gave subjects ample time to interact but was not long enough for a loser to be determined.'
  11. 'This volume of rain should ensure penetration and saturation ample enough to provide some run-off.'
  12. 'We were sitting on an ample couch that occupied the back of the plane.'
  13. 'During my trip I stayed in a hotel two times, it's actually very nice to have the comfort of a room and bathroom to yourself and an ample bed to sleep in.'
  14. 'The living room is provided with an ample couch, satellite TV, radio and CD-player, a table with chairs and two sofas that can serve as sleeping places.'
  15. 'she stood with her hands on her ample hips'
  16. 'The steward was buttoning another vest over his ample body as he approached, bending forward to meet the storm.'
  17. 'There was this rather portly gentleman, with multiple chins and an ample waistline.'
  18. 'A dress that best suits you - even covering your ample paunch - would pop up on the screen.'
  19. 'She can kit herself out with a smart new wardrobe to disguise her more ample post-baby figure.'
  20. 'Her ample body became a sign of financial abundance afforded by the upper class.'


1. fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.

2. of sufficient or abundant measure; liberal; copious: an ample reward.

3. of adequate or more than adequate extent, size, or amount; large; spacious; roomy: ample storage space.

More examples(as adjective)

"supplies can be ample under criteria."

"supplies can be ample due to coffees."

"supplies can be ample in/at/on years."

"supplies can be ample in markets."

"supplies can be ample for seasons."

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Late Middle English: via French from Latin amplus ‘large, capacious, abundant’.