generous Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "generous" - English Dictionary

See all translations

generousadjective

uk   /ˈdʒen.ər.əs/  us   /-ɚ-/

generous adjective (CHARACTER)

B1 willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected: a very generous man [+ to infinitive] It was most generous of you to lend me the money. She's been very generous with her time. There's a generous (= kinder than deserved) review of the book in today's newspaper.
More examples

generous adjective (SIZE)

C1 larger than usual or expected: a generous slice of cake a generous pay increase
generously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
More examples
B2 Please give generously to Children in Need. The jacket is very generously cut.
(Definition of generous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of generous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “generous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More