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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Recent Examples on the Web But the fuel is too cheap and abundant due to the boom in fracking to turn a big profit. Washington Post, "Big Oil just isn’t as big as it once was," 4 Sep. 2020 But without cheap and abundant tests, states can’t move beyond the false choice of lockdowns or letting the disease rampage, both of which destroy lives and the economy. Puja Ohlhaver, Wired, "How States Can Join Forces to Expand Covid Testing," 1 Sep. 2020 Another factor is that berries and other fruits are abundant at this time of year and parents can feed these to older nestlings. Val Cunningham Contributing Writer, Star Tribune, "The reason you see birds less in summer is because they're really busy," 1 Sep. 2020 On Friday, the agency directed its Texas, California, and Arizona staff to speed up border crossings on weekday mornings, when essential travel is abundant, according to the Associated Press. Dallas News, "Here’s why the U.S. is cracking down on non-essential travel, leading to long lines along the border," 29 Aug. 2020 The trim is more abundant and more consciously applied than that found in any foreign car. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1977 Chevrolet Chevette Puts Price Before Performance," 17 Aug. 2020 Jordan is known for his fiery speeches and unrelenting attacks on Democrats and any of Trump’s detractors, and those attacks were abundant during the first half of his speech. cleveland, "Jim Jordan, in primetime RNC speech, recounts how Donald Trump comforted his family after nephew’s death," 25 Aug. 2020 By turning their vessels into mobile slaughterhouses, American whalers were able to hunt whales that were then abundant in equatorial waters, whose carcasses would have otherwise rotted by the time the ships returned home. Amia Srinivasan, The New Yorker, "What Have We Done to the Whale?," 17 Aug. 2020 After laboratory tests, treated wooden stakes are set out in a field, often in Mississippi, where the soil is usually moist and where termites are abundant. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Is wood still a viable option for retaining walls, or will it deteriorate quickly?," 17 Aug. 2020

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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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10 Sep 2020

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“Abundant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abundant. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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