Meaning of “ample” in the English Dictionary

"ample" in British English

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uk /ˈæm.pəl/ us /ˈæm.pəl/

ample adjective (ENOUGH)

C1 more than enough:

You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions after the talk.
There's ample evidence that the lawyer knew exactly what she was doing.
They had ample warning of the factory closure.

More examples

  • "Will that be enough paper for you?" "Oh yes, that's ample."
  • There's ample room for another desk in the reception area.
  • "Will $500 be enough spending money?" "That will be ample."
  • They believe they've got ample evidence to convict her of the crime.
  • We should have ample time for a drink before the show begins.
adverb uk /ˈæm.pli/ us /ˈæm.pli/

They face a difficult task, 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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us /ˈæm·pəl/

enough, or more than enough, or (esp. of body size) large:

There will be ample opportunity for everyone here to speak.
adverb us /ˈæm·pli/

The research was amply funded.

(Definition of “ample” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)