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"ample" in British English

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ampleadjective

uk   us   /ˈæm.pl̩/

ample adjective (ENOUGH)

C1 more than enough: You'll have ample opportunity to ​askquestions after the ​talk. There's ample evidence that the ​lawyerknewexactly what she was doing. They had ample ​warning of the ​factoryclosure.
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ample adjective (FAT)

humorous If the ​shape of someone's ​body or a ​part of ​theirbody is ample, it is ​large: her ample bosom His ample girth (= his ​bigstomach) was ​clearevidence of his ​passion for ​food.
amply
adverb uk   us   /-pli/
They ​face a ​difficulttask, as yesterday's ​discussions amply (= ​clearly)demonstrated.
(Definition of ample from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ample" in American English

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ampleadjective

 us   /ˈæm·pəl/
enough, or more than enough, or (esp. of ​bodysize) ​large: There will be ample ​opportunity for everyone here to ​speak.
amply
adverb  us   /ˈæm·pli/
The ​research was amply ​funded.
(Definition of ample from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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