adj. am·pler, am·plest
1. Of large or great size, amount, extent, or capacity: an ample living room. See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose: had ample food for the party; was given ample time to decide. See Synonyms at plentiful.
3. Plump or bulky: "Her ample body was not the desired shape in a culture of thinness" (Pamela E. Klassen).
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin amplus.]
amply (-plē) adv.
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