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

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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 first report using them won’t be released until fall, but there is already evidence that Lyme is more abundant in some low-incidence states than the surveillance suggests. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Lyme Disease: An Even Bigger Threat Than You Think," 22 June 2018 The idea was to see if any viral gene sequences were more abundant in Alzheimer’s brains. Pam Belluck, New York Times, "A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds," 21 June 2018 Tornadoes need moisture streaming out of the Gulf of Mexico and abundant jet stream energy rushing in to meet it. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "Only 3 intense tornadoes have formed this year. That’s a record.," 23 May 2018 With abundant energy emanating from the moon’s interior into the ocean, scientists speculate life might exist—probably just microbes, but why not something krill-like, too? Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The billion-dollar question: How does the Clipper mission get to Europa?," 16 Apr. 2018 Get our daily newsletter Access to abundant energy helps a country fight wars. The Economist, "A good, clean fightGlobal powers need to take the geopolitics out of energy," 15 Mar. 2018 The findings have shown that even hundreds of millions of miles from the warmth of a star, planets and moons can have active geology, flowing liquid, and abundant energy. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Farewell to the Greatest Space Mission of Our Time," 11 Sep. 2017 Unaffected by normal matter, radiation or gravity, ghostly neutrinos are the most abundant, energetic and least-understood particles in the universe, hurtling through space rarely interacting with ordinary stuff. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Scientists Track Neutrinos Through Ice to Their Source in the Cosmos," 12 July 2018 Difficult to detect, neutrinos are extremely tiny particles and are among the most abundant in the universe. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "'Ghost particles' from outer space: Scientists discover distant source of neutrinos," 12 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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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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