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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In the Great Lakes — which provides drinking water for 40 million and supports a $7 billion recreational fishery — researchers know near to nothing about some of the most abundant microbes. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Daywatch: Chicago’s ‘extraordinary financial challenges,’ niece of woman killed by CTA train fatally shot and other things to know to start your day," 8 July 2019 These are made out of the element silicon, a hard and brittle crystalline solid that is the second most abundant element in the Earth's crust after oxygen. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Solar Panels Work (And Why They're Taking Over the World)," 6 July 2019 Data from the Kepler Space Telescope suggests that ice giants like Neptune and Uranus are among the most abundant planets in our galaxy, which makes a strong case for a visit. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go!," 17 June 2019 Despite record rainfall this spring, the talent on the baseball and softball fields across Eastern Massachusetts was even more abundant. Dan Shulman, BostonGlobe.com, "Meet the Globe’s high school baseball and softball players of the year," 3 July 2019 The larvae of beetles eat grass roots, and if numbers are abundant can cause areas of the lawn to die out. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to get bad insects out of your garden, from Japanese beetles to spider mites," 24 June 2019 From downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor to the northern reaches of Macomb and Oakland counties, admission-free concerts and music events will be abundant every weekend and on most weekdays between now and Labor Day. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "Here’s where to see free music in metro Detroit this summer," 15 June 2019 The fairways feature 60-foot Sequoias on the back nine and wildlife is abundant throughout the course. oregonlive.com, "20 accessible golf courses you should play in Oregon," 14 June 2019 Halibut is also abundant at the store, with loads of headed and cleaned 10-to-20-pound fish for $9.25/pound. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Give rhubarb, get Wild Scoops ice cream. Also, where to get the season’s first strawberries.," 13 June 2019

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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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