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Dictionary Definition

bountiful adj
1 given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather" [syn: big, bighearted, bounteous, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded]
2 producing in abundance; "the bountiful earth"; "a plentiful year"; "fruitful soil" [syn: plentiful]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From bounty + -ful

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈbaʊntɪfʌl/ /"bAUntIfVl/

Adjective

  1. Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
    They enjoyed a wet summer and a bountiful harvest.

Extensive Definition

Bountiful may refer to:
  • Bountiful (Old World), location in Arabia
  • Bountiful (New World), a city in the Americas
bountiful in German: Bountiful
bountiful in French: Bountiful (homonymie)

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