aplen·​ty | \ə-ˈplen-tē \

Definition of aplenty 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: being in plenty or abundance used postpositively money aplenty for all their needs



Definition of aplenty (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : in abundance : plentifully

2 : very much : extremely scared aplenty

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Synonyms & Antonyms for aplenty

Synonyms: Adjective

abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, comfortable, cornucopian, galore, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plenty

Antonyms: Adjective

bare, minimal, scant, spare

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Examples of aplenty in a Sentence


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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

And this one contains homages aplenty to the earlier films, particularly the 1976 version. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shine in the newest version of A Star Is Born," 14 Sep. 2018 And her frock’s sunny hue suggested not the tiny island of Manhattan, but rather an atoll in the tropics—where pineapples of the real variety are aplenty. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Lupita Nyong’o Just Had a Carrie Bradshaw Accessory Moment in New York," 12 June 2018 The ogle-worthy fashion is aplenty, and yet the beauty equation takes a simpler route: faces stripped back and completely free of makeup; hair cut pixie-short, swept back into a bun, or hanging long and loose. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Phoebe Philo’s Final Beauty Message at Céline: Come As You Are," 2 May 2018 Blocks' character quickly changes in this neighborhood; the home's immediate surrounding is residential, but a five-minute walk to Lincoln or Racine avenues lands you among restaurants and retailers aplenty. Susan Moskop, chicagotribune.com, "How do these $2.4 million smart homes stack up?," 17 May 2017 High-flying Falcons As there was in the victory over the Packers, the reasons to celebrate have been aplenty for the Falcons. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For Whitnall softball, big bats and big laughs are at the center of success," 16 May 2018 The skinny: Do Division is summer in Chicago embodied with sidewalk sales, live music, food and drinks aplenty and even a spot for the young'uns to hang out while mom and dad sip local brews. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago festivals this week: June 1-7," 1 June 2017 The Houston-area is aplenty with baseball contenders in the area round playoffs. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "HS baseball: Area round playoff pairings," 8 May 2018 There were presentations aplenty with cashmere crochets by Adam Lippes, velvet frocks at Rosetta Getty, and new woodland sensations at Edie Parker. Vogue, "In-Between New York Fashion Week Shows, Alice Naylor-Leyland Found Flamingoes and Vintage Cookbooks," 17 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Beyoncé says the bad word on multiple occasions in this hard banging celebration of high-powered entertainment couple bliss on Everything Is Love, which features art history lessons aplenty in its video filmed at Paris’ Louvre museum. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Drake, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and the other songs to create the best Summer music playlist," 5 July 2018 There are algorithms aplenty, geometrical extrusions and something called the bidirectional reflectance distribution function, which is all about understanding the play of light on a surface. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "New 'Pixar' exhibit at MSI has Buzz Lightyear and real STEM — and isn't just a booster for the movies," 24 May 2018 In the last 10 laps, there was chaos aplenty, more than enough for even the fan hungriest for mayhem. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Hembree: Daytona 500 lives up to billing with wild finish," 18 Feb. 2018 Yet there were silver linings aplenty for Mr. Trump as well in the night’s showing—even in the dark cloud of a House takeover by Democrats. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Trump Did What He Needed to Do in the Midterms," 6 Nov. 2018 Expect reverb aplenty as the two-night blowout, backed by local label Freakout Records, takes over a handful of neighborhood venues. The Seattle Times, "Everything you need to know about the hottest tickets in town: Seattle events for November 2018," 26 Oct. 2018 From pet-friendly hotels to navigating air travel, there are hoops aplenty—and all worth jumping through. Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "This Luxury Auto Brand Is Making Traveling with Your Dogs Easier," 24 Aug. 2018 The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is listed for $1.379 million, and comes with numerous features, according to Hooked on Houses, including peach and apple trees, a tranquil wraparound porch, and shiplap aplenty—yes, please! Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This Indiana Farmhouse is Every Country Girl's Dream," 29 July 2016 The course features narrow fairways and penal rough, as well as green complexes that are guarded by bunkers aplenty and dense rough. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Quicken Loans National Preview: History, Field, Odds, Predictions," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of aplenty


1830, in the meaning defined above


1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of aplenty was in 1830

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English Language Learners Definition of aplenty

: in a large number or amount

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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