abun·​dance | \ ə-ˈbən-dən(t)s How to pronounce abundance (audio) \

Definition of abundance

1 : an ample quantity : an abundant amount : profusion a city that has an abundance of fine restaurants
2 : affluence, wealth a life of abundance
3 : relative degree of plentifulness low abundances of uranium and thorium— H. C. Urey

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Examples of abundance in a Sentence

a plant with an abundance of flowers a plant known for the abundance of its flowers
Recent Examples on the Web Blocks away is the 20-room Columns, carefully renovated and reopened in December with an abundance of patterned wallpaper and original artwork throughout. Washington Post, 21 July 2021 The enforcement of the new global tax regime will be complicated, with an abundance of loopholes available to governments that would like to be more competitive in international markets. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 9 July 2021 The first episode, which airs tonight on HBO Max, unfolds with an abundance of romance, scandals, and drama. Alexis Bennet, Vogue, 8 July 2021 In Cleveland, history provides us with an abundance of examples, particularly as mayors prepare to leave office – and seek to leave their political devotees with jobs. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 5 July 2021 Hillman and others said that Arkansas is blessed with an abundance of surface water, but the issue is moving that water to where its needed at the proper time. Ashton Eley, Arkansas Online, 21 June 2021 The recipe for success is smart digital technology with an abundance of human interaction. Didhiti Bhoumik, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Granted, Baldelli is not blessed with an abundance of surefire options. Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Hold off on making major decisions, changes or investments until late September, when you’ll be empowered to make wise decisions and could attract some opportunities that will bless your life with abundance. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of abundance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abundance

Middle English aboundaunce, habundaunce, borrowed from Anglo-French abundance, habundance, borrowed from Latin abundantia, noun derivative of abundant-, abundans abundant

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“Abundance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abundance. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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abun·​dance | \ ə-ˈbən-dəns How to pronounce abundance (audio) \

Kids Definition of abundance

: a large quantity : plenty

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