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)
Middle English, from Latin cōpiōsus, from cōpia, abundance; see op- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Latin copiosus, copia ("abundance"), from Latin co- + ops ("wealth") + -osus ("full of"). (Wiktionary)