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abundant

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adjective abun·dant \-dənt\

Simple Definition of abundant

  • : existing or occurring in large amounts

Full Definition of abundant

  1. 1 a :  marked by great plenty (as of resources) <a fair and abundant land> b :  amply supplied :  abounding <an area abundant with bird life>

  2. 2 :  occurring in abundance :  ample <abundant rainfall>

abun·dant·ly adverb

Examples of abundant

  1. Rainfall is more abundant in summer.

  2. It is the most abundant bird in the forest.

  3. an abundant supply of food

  4. He offers abundant evidence that he is right.

  5. a society abundant in things to buy



Origin of abundant

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin abundant-, abundans, present participle of abundare to abound


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of abundant

plentiful, ample, abundant, copious mean more than sufficient without being excessive. plentiful implies a great or rich supply <peaches are plentiful this summer>. ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement <ample food to last the winter>. abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful <streams abundant with fish>. copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness <copious examples of bureaucratic waste>.

Rhymes with abundant



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