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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Giving or inclined to give generously.
  • adj. Generously and copiously given. See Synonyms at liberal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Inclined to be generous.
  • adj. Liberal or abundant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of goodness to others; giving or disposed to give freely; free in bestowing gifts; bountiful; generously liberal.
  • Characterized by or emanating from bounty; freely bestowed; liberal; plentiful; abundant.
  • Synonyms Muniflcent, generous, beneficent, kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given or giving freely

Etymologies

Middle English bountevous, from Old French bontive, benevolent, from bonte, bounty; see bounty.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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