adjective \ˈplen-ti-fəl\

: present in large amounts

: containing or giving large amounts of something

Full Definition of PLENTIFUL

:  containing or yielding plenty <a plentiful land>
:  characterized by, constituting, or existing in plenty
plen·ti·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
plen·ti·ful·ness noun

Examples of PLENTIFUL

  1. Gasoline won't always be cheap and plentiful.
  2. Space is plentiful enough for several homes.
  3. Natural gas is a plentiful resource.
  4. These vegetables are a plentiful source of vitamins.

First Known Use of PLENTIFUL

15th century

Synonym Discussion of PLENTIFUL

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>.


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