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Definition of "copious" []

  • Yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply: a copious harvest. See Synonyms at plentiful. (adjective)
  • Large in quantity; abundant: copious rainfall. (adjective)
  • Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy: "I found our speech copious without order, and energetic without rules” ( Samuel Johnson). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "copious" in a sentence
  • "The word copious means plentiful in number deriving from the Latin copiosus, from copia, meaning "abundance.""
  • "Not only the intensely personal account of a dedicated vegan, the book is buttressed with a wealth of scholarship, reflected in copious footnotes and a wide-ranging bibliography."
  • "So if you were around yesterday, you know that while trying to engage in copious napping, I also am aiming to gear up for the coming year."