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

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Zakouma, once an animal desert, is now known for its abundance. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Secret Safaris: Little-Known National Parks in Africa," 22 Feb. 2019 Before Ali threw his first punch, Ella Cerón on The Cut chalked her beautiful skin up to her abundance of washcloths—24 are in her home. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "You Probably Don’t Own Enough Towels, According to an Expert," 22 Feb. 2019 In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria, this destination once frequented by U.S. travelers for its abundance of culture, diversity of landscape, and luxury hotels is making a comeback. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 Where Ann Taylor's service really shines is in its abundance of workwear. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "There's a New Trend in Fashion Subscription Boxes—and We Put It to the Test," 10 Jan. 2019 Even with the abundance of products, there is sometimes rarity in the form of limited editions and discontinuations. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The “best” lipstick probably won’t change your life — but the search for it can," 12 Dec. 2018 Utilities are already dealing with an abundance of solar energy during peak times, which must be offloaded to other states when there’s not enough demand locally for the power. Jonathan J. Cooper, The Seattle Times, "California aims to get all electricity from clean sources," 10 Sep. 2018 That bulk can cause the top lip to curl under — an issue commonly mistreated with an abundance of filler. Jens Ingvarsson, Allure, "What Is the Lip Lift? Experts Explain the Plastic Surgery Procedure," 15 Aug. 2018 And the abundance of camaraderie in TV comedies serve to make the stories being told even better. Anne T. Donahue, Marie Claire, "Why Don't Women on Drama Shows Have Any Friends?," 27 Dec. 2018

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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

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

Kids Definition of abundance

: a large quantity : plenty

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