ample scope

ample scope
extensive range, broad extent

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • scope — Synonyms and related words: a leg up, actionability, affective meaning, ambit, amount, ample scope, amplitude, applicability, area, bearing, bigness, binoculars, blank check, body, breadth, bulk, caliber, capacity, carry, carte blanche, chance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ample — Fowler (1926) wrote that ample was ‘legitimate only with nouns denoting immaterial or abstract things’ such as opportunity, praise, provision, and time. He did not accept that it could be properly used in attributive position before nouns like… …   Modern English usage

  • ample, enough — Ample means more than enough, more than adequate in size, capacity, or scope. Enough means sufficient, in or to a degree or quantity that satisfies. Since ample means what it does, it is silly to attempt to qualify it; barely ample and scarcely… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • ample — [am′pəl] adj. ampler [am′plər] amplest [am′pləst] [ME & OFr < L amplus, prob. < * amlos < IE base * am , to contain] 1. large in size, extent, scope, etc.; spacious; roomy 2. more than enough; abundant 3. enough to fulfill the needs or… …   English World dictionary

  • scope — noun 1 opportunity ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ In her new house she had full scope for her passion for gardening. ▪ ample, considerable, enormous, great, huge …   Collocations dictionary

  • ample — adjective (ampler; amplest) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin amplus Date: 15th century 1. generous or more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity < there was room for an ample garden > 2. ge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ample — adj. Ample is used with these nouns: ↑bosom, ↑breast, ↑evidence, ↑food, ↑hip, ↑indication, ↑justification, ↑opportunity, ↑parking, ↑precedent, ↑proof, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ample — adj. [L. amplus, large] Large in size, capacity, volume or scope …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ample — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sufficient, copious, plenty; large, expansive, spacious. See greatness, space, sufficiency. Ant., inadequate, insufficient; cramped. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Enough or more than enough] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • full scope — Synonyms and related words: ample scope, blank check, carte blanche, clearance, elbowroom, field, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, full swing, latitude, leeway, long rope, maneuvering space, margin, no holds barred, open space, play …   Moby Thesaurus

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