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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ample  \Am"ple\,  a.  [F.  ample,  L.  amplus  prob.  for  ambiplus  full 
  on  both  sides,  the  last  syllable  akin  to  L.  plenus  full.  See 
  {Full},  and  cf  {Double}.] 
  Large  great  in  size,  extent,  capacity,  or  bulk;  spacious; 
  roomy;  widely  extended. 
  All  the  people  in  that  ample  house  Did  to  that  image 
  bow  their  humble  knees.  --Spenser. 
  2.  Fully  sufficient;  abundant;  liberal;  copious;  as  an  ample 
  fortune;  ample  justice. 
  3.  Not  contracted  of  brief;  not  concise;  extended;  diffusive; 
  as  an  ample  narrative.  --Johnson. 
  Syn:  Full;  spacious;  extensive;  wide;  capacious;  abundant; 
  plentiful;  plenteous;  copious;  bountiful;  rich;  liberal; 
  Usage:  {Ample},  {Copious},  {Abundant},  {Plenteous}.  These 
  words  agree  in  representing  a  thing  as  large  but 
  under  different  relations,  according  to  the  image 
  which  is  used  Ample  implies  largeness,  producing  a 
  sufficiency  or  fullness  of  supply  for  every  want  as 
  ample  stores  or  resources,  ample  provision.  Copious 
  carries  with  it  the  idea  of  flow,  or  of  collection  at 
  a  single  point;  as  a  copious  supply  of  materials. 
  ``Copious  matter  of  my  song.''  --Milton.  Abundant  and 
  plenteous  refer  to  largeness  of  quantity;  as  abundant 
  stores;  plenteous  harvests. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  more  than  enough  in  size  or  scope  or  capacity;  "had  ample 
  food  for  the  party";  "an  ample  supply"  [ant:  {meager}] 
  2:  affording  an  abundant  supply;  "had  ample  food  for  the 
  party";  "copious  provisions";  "food  is  plentiful";  "a 
  plenteous  grape  harvest";  "a  rich  supply"  [syn:  {copious}, 
  {plenteous},  {plentiful},  {rich}] 
  3:  fairly  large  "a  sizable  fortune";  "an  ample  waistline";  "of 
  ample  proportions"  [syn:  {sizable},  {sizeable}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  {FORTH}-like  language  for  programming  the 
  500/5000  series  of  add-on  music  synthesisers  for  the  {BBC 
  Microcomputer}.  AMPLE  was  produced  by  Hybrid  Technologies, 
  Cambridge,  England  in  the  mid  1980s.  Many  AMPLE  programs  were 
  published  in  Acorn  User  magazine. 

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