abundance

noun
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 Oregon has an abundance of natural hot springs, some easily accessible, others completely remote, reports Oregonian/OregonLive’s travel writer Jamie Hale, who compiled a list of day-use springs. oregonlive, "Stay in the Manzanita schoolhouse and other unique Oregon getaways: Is it time for a fun family reunion?," 31 July 2020 Adam Morfeld of Lincoln and Julie Slama of Peru separated themselves from the rest of the Legislature in an abundance of caution. USA TODAY, "Space Camp, isolated senators, Yakov Smirnoff: News from around our 50 states," 30 July 2020 In addition, the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees series was postponed out of an abundance of caution after the Marlins played in Pennsylvania last weekend. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Megan Rapinoe Narrates New Nike Ad as Sports Begin to Return: 'Can't Stop Us'," 30 July 2020 The company works with industrial raw materials and manufacturing supplies and Krause said, given the materials believed to be in the building, officials asked some residents to seek shelter out of an abundance of caution. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Large fire reported at Rockwood business," 29 July 2020 Flips Patio Grill has an abundance of wing flavors, one with a very intriguing name: 24kt gold. Dallas News, "Where to eat on National Chicken Wing Day in and around Grapevine," 29 July 2020 In recent years, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo has left gaming fans reeling with an abundance of trailers and announcements. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "PSA: This year’s confusing, virtual E3, condensed in a single handy site," 14 June 2020 Oregon has an abundance of natural hot springs, some easily accessible, others completely remote, reports Oregonian/OregonLive’s travel writer Jamie Hale, who compiled a list of day-use springs. oregonlive, "Oregon Airbnbs with a pool let you make a splash, stay cool," 10 July 2020 There is an abundance of hiking trails, and all of downtown is bustling with cute little stores. Sara Clemence, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 15 Cities in the United States," 8 July 2020

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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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The first known use of abundance was in the 14th century

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4 Aug 2020

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“Abundance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abundance. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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abundance

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

Kids Definition of abundance

: a large quantity : plenty

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