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Friday, September 24, 1999

Definitions for copious

  1. Affording an abundant supply; plentifully furnished; lavish.
  2. Large in quantity; plentiful, profuse; abundant.
  3. Full of information or matter.

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Citations for copious
Here once again was evidence that, as Pope wrote of Homer, Armstrong's art "is like a copious nursery which contains the seeds and first productions of every kind, out of which those who followed him have but selected some particular plants." Gary Giddins, Visions of Jazz
She thought about the planets all day and wrote copious odes to them. Paul West, Life With Swan
Origin of copious
1350-1400
Copious is from Latin copiosus, from copia, "plenty, abundance."