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

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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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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26 Jan 2022

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“Abundant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abundant. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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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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