fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
of sufficient or abundant measure; liberal; copious: an ample reward.
of adequate or more than adequate extent, size, or amount; large; spacious; roomy: ample storage space.
Origin: 1400–50;late Middle English < Anglo-French < Latinamplus wide, large
Synonyms 1. See plentiful. 2. generous, free, abounding, lavish, plenteous, overflowing. Ample, liberal, copious, profuse describe degrees of abundant provision. Ample implies a plentiful provision: to give ample praise.Liberal implies provision from a generous supply (more than ample but less than copious ): Liberal amounts of food were distributed to the needy.Copious implies an apparently inexhaustible and lavish abundance: a copious flow of tears.Profuse implies a still more unrestrained abundance of provision or flow: profuse in his apologies.3. extensive, vast, great, capacious.
language, music A FORTH-like language for programming the 500/5000 series of add-on music synthesisers for the BBC Microcomputer. AMPLE was produced by Hybrid Technologies, Cambridge, England in the mid 1980s. Many AMPLE programs were published in Acorn User magazine. (1995-11-01)