ample

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ample affording an abundant supply "had ample food for the party","copious provisions","food is plentiful","a plenteous grape harvest","a rich supply"
    • adj ample more than enough in size or scope or capacity "had ample food for the party","an ample supply"
    • adj ample fairly large "a sizable fortune","an ample waistline","of ample proportions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ample Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
    • a Ample Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended. "All the people in that ample house
      Did to that image bow their humble knees."
    • Ample Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ample Large in dimensions; of great size, extent, capacity, or bulk; wide; spacious; extended.
    • ample Large in kind or degree; having full scope or extent; copious; unrestricted; unrestrained: as, an ample narrative; to give ample praise, or do ample justice.
    • ample Fully sufficient for any purpose, or for the purpose specified; abundant; liberal; plentiful: as, ample provision for the table.
    • ample Synonyms Ample, Copious, Plenteous, spacious, roomy, extensive, extended, wide, capacious, abundant, sufficient, full, enough, unrestricted, plenary, unstinted. (See lists under abundant and large.) Ample, in its more common uses, has reference to the sufficiency of the supply for every need; copious carries with it the idea of the unfailingness of the source; while plenteous usually indicates largeness of quantity in actual possession: as, ample stores or resources; a copious supply of materials; a plenteous harvest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ample am′pl spacious: large enough: abundant: liberal: copious, or of great length
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Quotations

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.”
  • George Jean Nathan
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    “A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.”
  • John Wagstaff
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    “It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.”
  • William Wordsworth
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    “Hearing often-times the still, sad music of humanity, nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power to chasten and subdue.”
  • Martin Luther
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    “Superstition, idolatry and hypocrisy have ample wages, but the truth goes begging.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ample, L. amplus, prob. for ambiplus, full on both sides, the last syllable akin to L. plenus, full. See Full, and cf. Double
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. amplus, large.

Usage

In literature:

Soon after her arrival on the Peninsula, she found ample employment for her time.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
We felt assured that Fremont and Shields had received ample satisfaction, and that we were done with them for the present at least.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
Here the speed is greatly increased, the coachman making ample use of a long stock whip.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
I never slept in my clothes, preferring the comfort of ample silk pyjamas.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
His inventive mind saw ample employment for them later.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
These statements are, unhappily, sustained by ample proof.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The brig, under her topsails, worked like a top, and we had ample room to put her about and heave her to.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
You have ample time, but see that you be ready the moment I call you.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
There was ample water there, at all events, for the brig to float.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
And then, was there not ample excuse?
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
He had sufficient property to enable him to furnish all his sons with ample farms in America.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Such methods of distribution gave, notwithstanding, ample room for partiality and corruption.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Carefully smoothing down the floor, they spread over it their ample couch of furs.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
We at once set to work to cut him up, and procured an ample supply of steaks for all our party.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Josephine had ample means to indulge her taste in entertainments, and was qualified eminently to shine in such scenes.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Our hopes of gain were high, and we counted on an ample return for the trouble of our adventure.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
The Endeavour, having taken an ample supply of celery on board, sailed from Mercury Bay.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Her secret was working in her ample breast.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I would not be understood as discouraging the planting of trees on grounds where there is ample space for their development.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
This phenomenon, as everything else, has its ample foundation.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
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In poetry:

"Walk thou no ample way
Wisdom doth mark;
Seek thou where Folly's day
Setteth to dark.
"The Poet Saint" by Thomas MacDonagh
POLEMIUS.
Sir, relying on you then,
I will give you ample wealth,
If you can restore his health.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
DARIA.
Not confused or troubled, rather
With a certain fear I see thee,
For which I have grounds most ample.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
An ample stock of beauty we
Inherited, you'd own;
But then the looker-on might see--
That stock was her's alone.
"Mutation" by William Hutton
For many a year, and many an Age,
While History on her ample page
The virtues shall enroll
Of that Paternal Soul!
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
For many a year, and many an age,
With History on her ample page
The virtues shall enroll
Of that Paternal Soul.
"The Funeral Car Of Lincoln" by Richard Henry Stoddard

In news:

Hare said Moe 's has a patio and ample parking and will eventually have a drive-through window.
Richard Weikart is correct that Dr Ben Carson should not be opposed as a commencement speaker at Emory University, as Dr Carson's accomplishments provide ample justification for this honor ("Evolution and morality," May 13).
Luckily, there was ample time to clarify the night 's purpose: By the time the concert concluded after more than five hours, it had nearly turned into a telethon.
Updated Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012, at 3:13 p.m. Everybody hereabouts had ample reason to believe Texas import Yu Darvish can be a handful.
The 32-year-old reality star, who's in London promoting her fashion line, poured her ample curves into a fire engine red dress that flaunted her oversized assets to the max, and RadarOnline.com has the sexy shots.
On November 27th, the veteran British rockers Cornershop will drop "Posing as an Angel" on Ample Play Records.
2 Lady Cats provided ample evidence of that against Elkhart Central, now coached by the man Minix credits for cultivating OD's patented defense.
The town makes ample profits on its liquor store, with more than enough to cover the monthly mortgage payments of a new building.
The sink, which measures 27"x17"x4, provides an ample basin.
But don't despair if your wife or girlfriend has it locked on the TV: there's ample eye candy for those of us who have to suffer through the cat-fights and backstabbing.
Founder and CEO Matt Shoup believes in taking care of his people with ample vacation time and an end-of-year bonus.
Parents and high school teachers are not typically people with ample free time.
About 5,000 teams compete each year, so there's ample opportunity for new players to join, and for coaches who want to start a team.
Patty Shack Burgers might best be described as a hole-in-the-wall with ample attitude.
Get your grub on at this weekend's Texas Pecan Festival in Groves, where you'll find a carnival, vendors and ample opportunities to test your eatin' skills with a pie-eating contest.
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In science:

R is the restriction of ample polarisation used to linearize the action of G, thus some power of Θ eR descends to an ample line bundle on Pχ1 ,χ2 .
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
Let V be a projective scheme on which a reductive group G acts, eL an ample line bund le linearising the G-action, and V ss the open subscheme of semistable points.
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
In Notation 1.1, we chose and fixed the ample line bundle O(1), the theta line bundle and the factorization are generally depend on this choice.
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
One finds ample support for this in an analysis of the sensory organs, the operation of which is quantized at levels varying from the reception of individual photons by the retina [6,7] to thousands of phonon quanta in the auditory system .
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
Let X be a geometrically irreducible projective variety over K , and L an ample line bundle on X .
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
Let A be an abelian variety over K , and L a symmetric ample line bundle on A.
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
Let X be a geometrically irreducible projective variety over K and L an ample line bundle on X .
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
Let X be a geometrically irreducible projective variety over K , and L an ample line bundle on X .
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
Let X be a geometrically irreducible projective variety over K , and L an ample ′ be polarizations of K .
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
Let X be a geometrically irreducible projective variety over K , and L an ample line bundle on X .
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
Since L is ample, there is a positive integer m and an embedding φ : X ֒→ Pn with φ∗(OPn (1)) = (1).
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
The following example shows us that even if the polarization is ample in the geometric sense, Northcott’s theorem does not hold.
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
The J -function is a polynomial associated to a complex pro jective variety X and ample system of nef divisors which encodes all the one-point Gromov-Witten invariants.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
Following Givental’s proof of the enumerative mirror conjecture for complete intersections in toric varieties, Kim was led to the formulation of a “quantum Lefschetz principle” relating the J -function for X with J -functions for very ample divisor classes in X .
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
Product Formula: Suppose X and X ′ are simply connected pro jective manifolds (so the curve classes on X × X ′ are all of the form (β , β ′)) and H and H ′ are ample systems of divisors, as above.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
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