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ˈkoʊ pi əsco·pi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. copious, voluminousadjective

    large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)

    "she took copious notes"; "a subject of voluminous legislation"

  2. ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, richadjective

    affording an abundant supply

    "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"


  1. copiousadjective

    Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.

  2. copiousadjective

    Having an abundant supply.

  3. copiousadjective

    Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COPIOUSadjective

    Etymology: copia, Latin.

    This alcaline acrimony indicates the copious use of vinegar and acid fruits. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    The tender heart is peace,
    And kindly pours its copious treasures forth
    In various converse. James Thomson, Spring.


  1. Copious

    Copious means vast in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Copiousadjective

    large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Copious

    kō′pi-us, adj. plentiful: overflowing: not concise.—adv. Cō′piously.—n. Cō′piousness. [L. copiosuscopia, plenty—co-, inten., and ops, opis, wealth.]


  1. Copious

    Copious is a social marketplace for buying from and selling to people, not strangers. Copious is backed by Foundation Capital, Embarcadero Ventures, Relay Ventures, Google Ventures and a handful of well known Silicon Valley angels. Copious is based in San Francisco and is a project of Utah Street Labs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of copious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of copious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of copious in a Sentence

  1. Divya Sangam:

    The biggest challenge came with being cut out of some circles, and losing some friendships, because I felt suddenly out of place, you are going to have to work through those issues. I suggest finding other activities that don't involve drinking copious amounts of alcohol, like book clubs or running clubs.

  2. Alyssa Pike:

    The general rule of thumb for emergencies is to store at least one gallon of water per person or pet per day and to have a three-day supply handy. However, if you typically drink tap water or have some sort of filter, I wouldn't worry about buying copious amounts of water.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
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