Definition of copiously in US English:



  • 1In large quantities.

    ‘I was drinking copiously’
    • ‘The wound bled copiously onto the kitchen floor.’
    • ‘As soon as the signal came on, the dogs approached the location of the food and started salivating copiously.’
    • ‘Granny was weeping copiously.’
    • ‘Hoses that burst apart under pressure, or leaked copiously, were another problem faced by fire fighters.’
    • ‘The sentence was, of course, quoted copiously by reviewers.’
    • ‘I was drinking copiously.’
    • ‘She walked between the cars and before she noticed, it started to rain copiously.’
    • ‘He could smell the pepper that had been copiously added to the sauce and salivated.’
    • ‘Eye injuries should be irrigated copiously and referred to an ophthalmologist.’
    • ‘The beer flowed copiously and the air was thick with smoke from cigarettes.’
    1. 1.1 In an expansive or wide-ranging way.
      ‘his book is copiously annotated with references to the current debates’
      • ‘He wrote copiously - leaving journals, memos, articles, and letters.’
      • ‘His later style flowed copiously from this liberating move.’
      • ‘Though the entire book is lucidly written and copiously researched, these latter chapters are especially interesting and informative.’
      • ‘Once again, the artistic flair of the students is well noted in the annual, which is copiously illustrated with sketches and drawings by the students.’
      • ‘This copiously researched, anecdote-filled book is one of the best.’
      • ‘He completed a short textbook on how to write copiously in Latin.’
      • ‘To make this argument he copiously cites recent historians and political theorists.’
      • ‘He travelled copiously, by car, bus, train and boat and on foot, but eschewed air travel.’
      • ‘I am indebted to him for kindly reading and commenting copiously and acutely on the first drafts of all the chapters.’
      • ‘The fables were copiously illustrated in meticulous detail.’