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bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuh l] /ˈbaʊn tə fəl/
adjective
1.
liberal in bestowing gifts, favors, or bounties; munificent; generous.
2.
abundant; ample:
a bountiful supply.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; bounty + -ful
Related forms
bountifully, adverb
bountifulness, noun
unbountiful, adjective
unbountifully, adverb
unbountifulness, noun
Synonyms
1. See generous. 2. See plentiful.
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British Dictionary definitions for bountifulness

bountiful

/ˈbaʊntɪfʊl/
adjective
1.
plentiful; ample (esp in the phrase a bountiful supply)
2.
giving freely; generous
Derived Forms
bountifully, adverb
bountifulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bountifulness

bountiful

adj.

late 15c., from bounty + -ful. Related: Bountifully.

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Encyclopedia Article for bountifulness

Bountiful

city, Davis county, northern Utah, U.S., between the Wasatch Range and Great Salt Lake, just north of Salt Lake City. The second Mormon settlement (after Salt Lake City) in Utah, the city was originally called Sessions' Settlement (for Perrigrine Sessions, a Mormon pioneer who arrived in 1847). It was renamed Bountiful in 1855 after a legendary city described in the Book of Mormon. As a precaution against hostile Indians, an adobe wall 3 miles (5 km) long, 8 feet (2 metres) high, and 4 feet (1 metre) thick was built around the settlement. The Bountiful (Mormon) Tabernacle, established in 1857, is Utah's oldest church; it is still in use.

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