bounteous

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbaʊntɪəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbaʊntiəs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bountē əs)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
boun•te•ous /ˈbaʊntiəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. giving freely;
    generous:a bounteous patron of the arts.
  2. freely given;
    plentiful;
    abundant:a bounteous crop.
boun•te•ous•ly, adv. 
boun•te•ous•ness, n. [uncountable]overwhelmed by the bounteousness of this great country.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
boun•te•ous  (bountē əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. giving or disposed to give freely;
    generous;
    liberal.
  2. freely bestowed;
    plentiful;
    abundant.
bounte•ous•ly, adv. 
bounte•ous•ness, n. 
  • Middle French bontive (bonte bounty + -ive, feminine of -if -ive) + -ous
  • 1325–75; late Middle English (bounte bounty + -ous); replacing Middle English bountevous

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bounteous /ˈbaʊntɪəs/ adj literary
  1. giving freely; generous
  2. plentiful; abundant

ˈbounteously adv ˈbounteousness n
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