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

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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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 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition of abundance

: a large quantity : plenty

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