Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: copious
IPA transcription: [k'oʊpiəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich
    Meaning: affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"
  • Synonyms: copious, voluminous
    Meaning: large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); "she took copious notes"; "a subject of voluminous legislation"
Usage examples
  • Having partaken of a copious breakfast, with fish, and rice, and hard eggs, at Southampton, he had so far rallied at Winchester as to think a glass of sherry necessary.
  • They came aboard stiffly hostile--most understandably so, under the circumstances--and Prince Trevannion exerted all his copious charm to thaw them out, beginning with the pre-dinner cocktails and continuing through the meal.
  • For these services Berwin paid her well, and only enjoined her to keep a quiet tongue about his private affairs, which Mrs. Kebby usually did until excited by too copious drams of gin, when she talked freely and unwisely to all the servants in the Square.
  • The shot shaved us pretty close to windward nevertheless, striking the water for the last time just short of our taffrail, and scurrying along and ploughing up the surface close enough to give us a pretty copious shower-bath of spray ere it finally sank just ahead of us.