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  • 1Copious — Co pi*ous, a. [L. copiosus, fr. copia abundance: cf. F. copieux. See {Copy}, {Opulent}.] Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful. [1913 Webster] Kindly pours its copious treasures forth. Thomson. [1913 Webster] Hail, Son of God …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2copious — I adjective abounding, abundant, ample, bountiful, considerable, copiosus, countless, extravagant, exuberant, filled, flowing, full, generous, gigantic, great, in profusion, inexhaustible, innumerable, large, lavish, liberal, luxuriant, massive,… …

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  • 3copious in speech — index loquacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4copious — mid 14c., from L. copiosus plentiful, from copia an abundance, ample supply, profusion, plenty, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + ops (gen. opis) power, wealth, resources, from PIE root *op to work, produce in abundance (see OPUS ( …

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  • 5copious — *plentiful, abundant, ample, plenteous Analogous words: *profuse, lavish, exuberant, prodigal, luxuriant, lush Antonyms: meager Contrasted words: scanty, scant, scrimpy, sparse, exiguous, spare (see MEAGER): *thin, slight, tenuous, slim, slender …

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  • 6copious — [adj] abundant alive with, a mess of*, ample, aplenty, bounteous, bountiful, coming out of ears*, crawling with*, extensive, exuberant, full, galore, generous, heavy, lavish, liberal, lush, luxuriant, no end*, overflowing, plenteous, plentiful,… …

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  • 7copious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ abundant; plentiful. DERIVATIVES copiously adverb copiousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin copia plenty …

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  • 8copious — [kō′pē əs] adj. [ME < L copiosus < copia, abundance < co , together + ops, riches, power: see OPUS] 1. very plentiful; abundant 2. wordy; profuse or diffuse in language 3. full of information SYN. PLENTIFUL copiously adv. copiousness n …

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  • 9copious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin copiosus, from copia abundance, from co + ops wealth more at opulent Date: 14th century 1. a. yielding something abundantly < a copious harvest > …

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  • 10copious — copiously, adv. copiousness, copiosity /koh pee os i tee/, n. /koh pee euhs/, adj. 1. large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food. 2. having or yielding an abundant supply: a copious larder; a copious harvest. 3.&#8230; …

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  • 11copious — [[t]ko͟ʊpiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A copious amount of something is a large amount of it. I went out for a meal last night and drank copious amounts of red wine... He attended his lectures and took copious notes. Syn: abundant Derived words …

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  • 12copious — adjective /ˈkoʊpiəs/ a) Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant. These loose hints I have thrown together, in order to excite the curiosity of philosophers, and beget a suspicion at least, if not a full persuasion, that this subject is&#8230; …

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  • 13copious — co|pi|ous [ˈkəupiəs US ˈkou ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: copiosus, from copia large amounts , from co ( CO ) + ops wealth ] existing or being produced in large quantities ▪ He could drink copious amounts of beer&#8230; …

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  • 14copious free time — noun A hypothetical time set aside for performing time consuming tasks, however insinuating that the speaker really has no free time. Ill do that in my copious free time …

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  • 15copious — adj. Copious is used with these nouns: ↑amount, ↑note, ↑quantity, ↑reference …

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  • 16copious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. abundant, plentiful, ample, overflowing; wordy, profuse, diffuse, prolix. See sufficiency.Ant., meager, scanty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Abundant] Syn. lavish, plentiful, profuse, extensive; see&#8230; …

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  • 17copious — [14] Copious comes, either directly or via Old French copieux, from Latin copiōsus, a derivative of copia ‘abundance’ (from which English also gets copy). Copia itself was originally a compound noun, formed from the intensive prefix com and ops&#8230; …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18copious — adjective existing or being produced in large quantities: Jill sat through the meeting and made copious notes. copiously adverb: Then she wept copiously …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19copious — adjective she took copious notes Syn: abundant, superabundant, plentiful, ample, profuse, full, extensive, generous, bumper, lavish, fulsome, liberal, overflowing, in abundance, many, numerous; informal galore; literary plenteous See note at …

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  • 20copious — co•pi•ous [[t]ˈkoʊ pi əs[/t]] adj. 1) large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful 2) yielding an abundant supply: a copious harvest[/ex] 3) exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME &LT; L cōpiōsus plentiful …

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