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AM'PLE, adjective [Latin amplus.]

1. Large; wide; spacious; extended; as ample room. This word carries with it the sense of room or space fully sufficient for the use intended.

2. Great in bulk, or size; as an ample tear.

3. Liberal; unrestrained; without parsimony; fully sufficient; as, ample provision for the table; ample justice.

4. Liberal; magnificent; as ample promises.

5. Diffusive; not brief or contracted; as an ample narrative.