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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

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The biggest problem facing the US Women's National Team is the abundance of depth – for a coach, a great problem to have. SI.com, "USWNT Conundrum: Why Tierna Davidson Should — But Won't — Start Against Sweden," 18 June 2019 There is also thought to be quite the abundance of florals: earlier this spring, the Duchess posted an Instagram of baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s feet. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Some Additional Renovation Plans for Frogmore Cottage," 6 June 2019 Another thing that will hold swallows at the nest site is an abundance of white feathers. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Instead of zapping Alaska’s mosquitoes, build a birdhouse," 6 June 2019 If anything, the problem is an abundance of choice. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "The Best Books Of June 2019 Make For Great Beach Reads," 5 June 2019 As always, there was an abundance of love and support for Wendy. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Wendy Williams Show' Fans Have Mixed Reactions to Her Comeback Show," 4 Mar. 2019 Consider our prehistoric ancestors, the hunters and gatherers who survived through feast and famine, abundance and scarcity. Rahul Jandial, Md, Health.com, "The Popular Diet One Neurosurgeon Swears By as a Way to Boost His Brainpower," 5 June 2019 Wealth is defined by Webster’s as an abundance of valuable material, possessions or resources. Mark Daly, idahostatesman, "Learn these terms to become more confident in your savings and investing," 4 June 2019 As expected, the memes were nearly instantaneous, with an abundance of aptly placed KUWTK gifs. Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West Name Their New Baby Psalm West," 17 May 2019

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

Kids Definition of abundance

: a large quantity : plenty

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