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.

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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)