from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Plentiful; copious.
- adj. Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant: were profuse in their compliments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In great quantity or abundance.
- v. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint
- adj. Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish.
- transitive v. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour out; dispense liberally; lavish; squander.
- Liberal to excess; extravagant; lavish; prodigal: as, profuse hospitality; profuse expenditure.
- Abundant; exuberant; bountiful; copious: as, profuse ornament; profuse compliment.
- Synonyms Lavish, etc. See extravagant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance
Middle English, lavish, from Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere, to pour forth : pro-, forth; see pro-1 + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)