abundant

adjective abun·dant \ -dənt \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of abundant

1 : existing or occurring in large amounts : ample
  • abundant rainfall
  • abundant food
2 a : marked by great plenty (as of resources)
  • a fair and abundant land
b : amply supplied : abounding
  • an area abundant with bird life

abundantly

adverb
    • flowers blooming abundantly
    • facts that are abundantly [=extremely] clear/obvious

Examples of abundant in a Sentence

  1. Rainfall is more abundant in summer.

  2. It is the most abundant bird in the forest.

  3. an abundant supply of food

  4. He offers abundant evidence that he is right.

  5. a society abundant in things to buy

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Origin and Etymology of abundant

Middle English abundaunt, habundaunt, borrowed from Anglo-French abundant, habundant, borrowed from Latin abundant-, abundans, present participle of abundāre "to abound"

Synonym Discussion of abundant

plentiful, ample, abundant, copious mean more than sufficient without being excessive. plentiful implies a great or rich supply.
    • peaches are plentiful this summer
ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement.
    • ample food to last the winter
abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful.
    • streams abundant with fish
copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness.
    • copious examples of bureaucratic waste

ABUNDANT Defined for Kids

abundant

adjective abun·dant \ ə-ˈbən-dənt \

Definition of abundant for Students

: more than enough : plentiful
  • abundant rainfall

abundantly

adverb
  • Flowers grew abundantly in the field.


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