What does generous mean?

Definitions for generous
ˈdʒɛn ər əsgen·er·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generous(adj)

    willing to give and share unstintingly

    "a generous donation"

  2. generous(adj)

    not petty in character and mind

    "unusually generous in his judgment of people"

  3. generous(adj)

    more than adequate

    "a generous portion"

Wiktionary

  1. generous(Adjective)

    Of noble birth.

  2. generous(Adjective)

    Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.

    Thank you for your generous words.

  3. generous(Adjective)

    Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.

    She's been extremely generous with her winnings.

  4. generous(Adjective)

    Large, more than ample, copious.

  5. Origin: From genereux, and its source, generosus, from genus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generous(adj)

    of honorable birth or origin; highborn

  2. Generous(adj)

    exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous

  3. Generous(adj)

    open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father

  4. Generous(adj)

    characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table

  5. Generous(adj)

    full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine

Freebase

  1. Generous

    Generous was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse who in 1991 won both the Epsom and the Irish Derby. As a two-year-old he won three of his six races, most notably the Dewhurst Stakes as a 50/1 outsider. He finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas on his three-year-old debut, but showed vastly improved form when moved up to longer distances in summer. In a period of seven weeks he won the Derby by five lengths, the Irish Derby by three lengths and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by a record seven lengths. His performances established him as one of the outstanding British racehorses of his era. After running poorly in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe he was retired to stud, where his record was disappointing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Generous

    jen′ėr-us, adj. of a noble nature: courageous: liberal: bountiful: invigorating in its nature, as wine: (obs.) nobly born.—adv. Gen′erously.—ns. Gen′erousness, Generos′ity, nobleness or liberality of nature: (arch.) nobility of birth. [Fr. généreux—L. generosus, of noble birth—genus, birth.]

Editors Contribution

  1. generous

    Willing to contribute, donate, give or share money, skills or time.

    She was a generous soul who contributed to the community in the form of mentoring and volunteering, donated items to the charity shop and shared money with others from her profitable businesses to overseas charities.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on September 20, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4037

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4433

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generous' in Adjectives Frequency: #534

How to pronounce generous?

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How to say generous in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of generous in a Sentence

  1. Jermaine Bell:

    I just wanted to be generous.

  2. Warren Gunnels:

    It's a very, very generous match.

  3. Dr. Karl Menninger:

    Generous people are rarely mentally ill.

  4. Pili Tobar:

    To say it's dead on arrival would be generous.

  5. Junius:

    How much easier is it to be generous than just.

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