Definition of bountiful in English:



  • 1Large in quantity; abundant.

    ‘the ocean provided a bountiful supply of fresh food’
    • ‘Once upon a time there was a beautiful kingdom blessed with a bountiful supply of natural resources and tremendous human potential.’
    • ‘Macrae uses them as a bulk ingredient, suggesting that he finds himself in the fortunate position of having a bountiful local supply.’
    • ‘We have learned through science and technology how to turn the bountiful resources of the earth into vast quantities of goods, enough to provide for all if we share.’
    • ‘Is there a richer or more bountiful collection of resources to be found on the Web today?’
    • ‘The fertile fields, sparkling rivers and game-rich woods furnished a bountiful supply of food.’
    • ‘Maybe it's not too much to say that our delight also makes us repent of the ways we fail to share our bountiful and abundant food when many are starving.’
    • ‘While Chicago is mainly known for its rich Blues history, its place in America's bountiful Jazz heritage is sadly overlooked.’
    • ‘The latter are in bountiful supply but between the hill birds, sheep and myself, there is a fair amount of competition for the latter.’
    • ‘Its bountiful supply of offshore oil should make it one of Africa's richest countries.’
    • ‘They contested one county final in that time but had such a rich and bountiful supply of under-age talent that the senior team were regarded as underachievers.’
    • ‘With the Kildare town bypass approved, with a section cutting through the Irish National Stud, the offer of Kildangan was a bountiful gift.’
    • ‘One example is the island's bountiful supply of running water.’
    • ‘There's an embarrassingly bountiful supply of good food in the kitchen.’
    • ‘But the draw there for Evan was the rich and bountiful entertainment industry.’
    • ‘Emotion, drama and art have been in bountiful supply.’
    • ‘Stick to natural, home-grown, and chemical-free products and you'll have a bountiful supply of healthful food choices.’
    • ‘For an intro to Thai food, suffice it to say it involves a bountiful supply of exotic ingredients and herbs like lemon grass, basil, the kaffir lime, galangal and more.’
    • ‘The man had been wading in a river known for its bountiful fish supply.’
    • ‘Breakfast was, like all the meals, a leisurely affair taken from an overflowing buffet of fresh fruits or bountiful sausages, eggs and yes, home-cured bacon!’
    • ‘While it lacks the precious natural resources of cotton and grain, they do have a bountiful supply of nuclear waste lying around.’
    abundant, plentiful, ample, bumper, superabundant, inexhaustible, prolific, profuse, teeming, copious, prodigal, considerable, vast, immense, great, liberal, lavish, generous, princely, handsome, luxuriant, rich
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    1. 1.1 Giving generously.
      ‘this bountiful God has thought of everything’
      • ‘The sun dances on me, it teems, bountiful with its time.’
      • ‘He took nourishment from press conferences, where he was notably generous, but not bountiful enough to promise a match.’
      generous, magnanimous, munificent, giving, open-handed, free-handed, unselfish, ungrudging, unstinting, unsparing, free, liberal, lavish, indulgent
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Early 16th century: from bounty + -ful.