abundant

adjective
abun·​dant | \ ə-ˈbən-dənt How to pronounce abundant (audio) \

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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The Attico’s feathers, stars, and sparkles were abundant. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "The Attico Hosts a Feather-Filled Dinner in New York," 8 Feb. 2019 If your snot is clear, runny, and more abundant than usual... Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Snot Can Tell You About Your Health," 26 Dec. 2018 The consensus so far, based on both past experience with Tumblr as well as other algorithmic censorship attempts, and the abundant reports of posts that are already being inappropriately flagged under the new rules: not a chance. Aja Romano, Vox, "Tumblr’s adult content ban is already harming the site’s vibrant community.," 5 Dec. 2018 Reed Hastings says there will be effectively millions in the sense that content creators are just becoming more and more abundant. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Netflix will get ads, predicts the Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green," 15 Nov. 2018 Security is a big part of New Zealand’s allure, and it is expressed in many forms: a stable democratic government, low crime, abundant energy resources, and forward-thinking environmental policies. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "We Should All Just Move to New Zealand," 17 Jan. 2019 On a lighter note, abundant Jupiter will support you in a fellow fire sign, bringing opportunity in travel, education and media throughout 2019. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Find Out What 2019 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign," 27 Dec. 2018 President Donald Trump has made bringing back the coal industry and abundant coal jobs a tenet of his administration. Matthew Daly, The Seattle Times, "US coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979," 5 Dec. 2018 Normal matter is by far the least abundant of the three, making up less than 5 percent of the universe's mass-energy budget. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Observations of the Early Universe Reaffirm the Existence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy," 18 July 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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The first known use of abundant was in the 14th century

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abundant

adjective
abun·​dant | \ ə-ˈbən-dənt How to pronounce abundant (audio) \

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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