from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply: a copious harvest. See Synonyms at plentiful.
- adj. Large in quantity; abundant: copious rainfall.
- adj. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy: "I found our speech copious without order, and energetic without rules” ( Samuel Johnson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
- adj. Having an abundant supply.
- adj. Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abundant; plentiful; ample; large in quantity or number: as, copious supplies; a copious feast; copious notes of a lecture; copious rain.
- Exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.
- Having an abundant supply; abounding; plenteous; liberal.
- Synonyms Ample, Copious, Plenteous (see ample), rich, full, exuberant, overflowing, profuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affording an abundant supply
- adj. large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
The word copious means plentiful in number deriving from the Latin copiosus, from copia, meaning "abundance."
Not only the intensely personal account of a dedicated vegan, the book is buttressed with a wealth of scholarship, reflected in copious footnotes and a wide-ranging bibliography.
So if you were around yesterday, you know that while trying to engage in copious napping, I also am aiming to gear up for the coming year.
All of which has been documented hereon this site in copious amounts.
This is of course all secondary to his rigorous super hero training regimen, comprised mostly out of creating “What If?” scenarios with action figures and clocking in copious amounts of time in Batman: Arkham Asylum.
The two women express their feelings in copious direct discourse.
I must say that as an evening eater, I like the sacrifices of Ramadan since one may pig out upon sunset if I understand the rules and I am an evening eater and drinker (in copious amounts I might add).
Mix well with lies, sprinkle in copious amounts of fear and stir until a frenzy is reached.
An even larger number of non-theologians have raised moral objections to gambling and pornography, both of which are found in copious amounts in our military.
OrenWithAnE: An even larger number of non-theologians have raised moral objections to gambling and pornography, both of which are found in copious amounts in our military.