bounteous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bounteous given or giving freely "was a big tipper","the bounteous goodness of God","bountiful compliments","a freehanded host","a handsome allowance","Saturday's child is loving and giving","a liberal backer of the arts","a munificent gift","her fond and openhanded grandfather"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bounteous Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts; as, bounteous production. "But O, thou bounteous Giver of all good."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bounteous Full of goodness to others; giving or disposed to give freely; free in bestowing gifts; bountiful; generously liberal.
    • bounteous Characterized by or emanating from bounty; freely bestowed; liberal; plentiful; abundant.
    • bounteous Synonyms Muniflcent, generous, beneficent, kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Bounteous liberal in giving: generous
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bountevous, fr. bounte, bounty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bontet (bonté), goodness—L. bonitatembonus—good.

Usage

In literature:

It is indeed a beautiful and bounteous land; on the whole, the most eligible in the Union.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I thank you, and all of you for your cordiality and bounteous hospitality.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
If so, let us go along with him, and he would reward us bounteously for our protection.
"In the Days of Drake" by J. S. Fletcher
May the Lord in his bounteous mercy forgive ye for your astounding ignorance.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
The harvest, now approaching, everywhere gives promise of a bounteous supply of the productions which annually bless our favored land.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
Your Majesty is bounteous as a God!
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
Women trailed bleeding feet and lived on roots that those of to-day might reap bounteous harvests.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The rich lands, the luxuriant pastures, the bounteous harvests of corn and wheat, were great attractions.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
To be concerned in giving it away, makes even the historian, who has nothing to do with it, feel magnificent and all-bounteous.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
In the economy of nature's gifts, they 'misuse the bounteous Pan, and thank the Gods amiss.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
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In poetry:

Bounteous and cool from sea
The wind was blowing,
Cloud shadows under the moon
Coming and going.
"Dicky" by Robert Graves
That God looked bounteously on one,
Because on many men;
As shone Judea's earthly sun
On all the healed ten.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Since 'tis the Lord's command,
My mouth I open wide;
Lord open thou thy bounteous hand,
That I may be supplied.
"Ask What I Shall Give Thee (III)" by John Newton
To bounteous Frey he slew her;
To Skuld, the younger Norn,
Who watches over birth and death,
He gave her calf unborn.
"The Dole Of Jarl Thorkell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And while a loaf is given to us
From thy all-bounteous horn
We'll cheerfully divide that loaf
With the hungry and forlorn.
"Thanksgiving" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Hark, my soul, how everything
Strives to serve our bounteous King:
Each a double tribute pays,
Sings its part, and then obeys.
"Nature's Praise" by John Austin

In news:

Tucked into the Hilton Wilmington-Christiana, Brasserie Grill offers a menu of steak house favorites—all certified Angus beef—with a bounteous haul of fresh seafood.
The night we arrived, we brought with us from Mississippi a bounteous, torrential rain.
Rhino, a terrific outfit in Santa Monica, dedicates itself to picking scraps off America's endlessly bounteous cultural table.
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