copious copious  /ˈkoʊ pi əs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
  2. (adj) affording an abundant supply

Usage(s):

  1. He finally learned to make copious notes without understanding a word.
  2. By burping, belching and excreting, livestock (cows, sheep etc.) emit copious amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide.
  3. Although the weatherman had predicted copious rains last summer, a debilitating drought set in, devastating all crops.

News

  1. How to easily collect worms for a summertime bream trip

    Joel Masson and Jacob Pelle show a neat trick for bringing copious amounts of worms to the surface.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. "Oz The Great and Powerful" lands spectacularly on DVD

    Royal Oak native Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is a love letter to the 1939 Judy Garland film, with copious references to the original, beginning with a tornado that sweeps sideshow magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) to the magical land of Oz.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  3. Sadler: Preparation key to victory

    When it comes to week-to-week preparation for the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit, Elliott Sadler takes copious notes through the course of the season on each track.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade

Quotes

  1. "Clearly we know now it wasn't the suit that was causing all these world records to be broken. It was copious amounts of steroids," Hall said. "Can the suit technology distract from another issue? I think it's pretty convenient for those that...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Gary Hall Jr Source: USA Today

  2. "So in this case that collateral behavior is spinning around in circles and wearing tie-dies and smoking copious amounts of pot," Helms said.
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Ed Helms Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  3. "This is a further illumination of what was going on," Verducci said. "Is it a surprise to people that Alex had a tough time fitting into the Yankee clubhouse? I think that anybody who has been around New York and has read copious reports...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Tom Verducci Source: MLB.com

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