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 most abundant protein in the human body, collagen, is found within the ECM and is essentially the building blocks of the body's connective tissues. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Bio Glue Stops Post-Traumatic Bleeding in Its Tracks," 14 May 2019 Each ingredient is sourced right from local farms, with Trejo picking his menu based on what look best and most abundant that day/week/hour. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "The 'Big Little Lies' Guide to Monterey, California," 10 Dec. 2018 Behind oxygen, silicon is the most abundant element on Earth, comprising 25.7 percent of the Earth's crust by weight. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Envision Replacing Batteries with a Molten Silicon 'Sun in a Box'," 6 Dec. 2018 Sentinels — those inscrutable, flying protectors of the galaxy — seem especially abundant here, scanning everything in sight despite that everything is dead. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "No Man’s Sky travel diary: journey to the center of the universe," 22 Aug. 2018 Attention to detail is evident throughout the 1½-story home with more than 2,800 square feet, which features wood flooring, beautiful millwork, abundant windows throughout and bamboo Roman shades. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Craftsman-style bungalow offers Heights charm," 24 June 2018 In 2014 The Economist likened the proliferation of startups to the Cambrian explosion: software made running a startup cheaper than ever and opportunities seemed abundant. The Economist, "American tech giants are making life tough for startups," 31 May 2018 But the real show is nature’s ever-changing sky and water just beyond, with abundant windows and sliding doors providing visual and actual access. Sally Friedman, Philly.com, "Burlington County couple creates 'a magical place' on the Delaware River," 23 Jan. 2018 Floor plans are open and abundant windows make spaces luminous. Margaret Demarino, courant.com, "Property of the Week: Harvest Village, Newington," 7 Sep. 2017

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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 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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