abun·​dant | \-dənt \

Definition of abundant 

1 : existing or occurring in large amounts : ample abundant rainfall abundant food

2a : marked by great plenty (as of resources) a fair and abundant land

b : amply supplied : abounding an area abundant with bird life

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Other Words from abundant

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

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of abundant in a Sentence

Rainfall is more abundant in summer. It is the most abundant bird in the forest. an abundant supply of food He offers abundant evidence that he is right. a society abundant in things to buy
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Cheap and abundant meat has sharpened the competition between low-cost goods like hamburgers and chicken nuggets and has cut into chicken demand for suppliers like Tyson. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Tyson Foods CEO Looks to Make International Acquisitions," 7 Nov. 2018 Hibiscus flowers, Mexican sage, eucalyptus trees, honeybee hives, and palm trees are abundant on the premises (which includes a walking trail through the 45 acres). Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in North America," 2 Oct. 2018 Outdoor areas are ever-abundant here as well, and hiking through the meadow’s rolling hills can be enjoyed by tourists of all fitness levels. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "How to Explore the Hidden Gems of Italy's Dolomite Region," 28 Sep. 2018 This is the bread offered to brides and made for religious occasions, one that often feels too beautiful (now that bread is abundant) to eat. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 12 Oct. 2018 Outdoor activities in and around Corvara are abundant. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "How to Explore the Hidden Gems of Italy's Dolomite Region," 28 Sep. 2018 After this, ispace plans on exploring the process of water extraction at the poles of the Moon, where water deposits are abundant. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Japan's Team Missed the $30 Million XPRIZE—But Now They're Going to the Moon Anyway," 26 Sep. 2018 Here, there is little to no light and the plethora of life in this region that rely on phytoplankton as a source of food is abundant. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "The ocean's 'Twilight Zone' is affecting Earth's climate," 15 Aug. 2018 Once abundant at flea markets, non-LED versions are now scarce. Caroline Collins Mckenzie, Country Living, "Inside the Cracker Barrel Antiques Warehouse," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of abundant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for abundant

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

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abun·​dant | \ə-ˈbən-dənt \

Kids Definition of abundant

: more than enough : plentiful abundant rainfall

Other Words from abundant

abundantly adverb Flowers grew abundantly in the field.

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