American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Liberal in giving or sharing. See Synonyms at liberal.
- adj. Characterized by nobility and forbearance in thought or behavior; magnanimous.
- adj. Marked by abundance; ample: a generous slice of cake.
- adj. Having a rich bouquet and flavor: a generous wine.
- adj. Obsolete Of noble lineage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being of noble or honorable birth or origin; well-born.
- Possessed of or showing blood or breeding; spirited; courageous; thoroughbred.
- Noble in character or quality; honorable; magnanimous.
- Liberal; bountiful; munificent: as, a generous giver or gift.
- Strong; full of spirit: as, generous wine.
- Full; overflowing; abundant: as, a generous cup; a generous table.
- Synonyms Magnanimous, etc. (see noble); high-minded.
- Open-handed; free-handed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.
- adj. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.
- adj. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent.
- adj. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing.
- adj. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting.
- adj. more than adequate
- adj. not petty in character and mind
- adj. willing to give and share unstintingly
- From Middle French genereux, and its source, Latin generōsus ("of noble birth"), from genus ("race, stock"). (Wiktionary)
- French genereux, of noble birth, magnanimous, from Latin generōsus, from genus, gener-, birth; see genə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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