aplen·​ty | \ ə-ˈplen-tē How to pronounce aplenty (audio) \

Definition of aplenty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being in plenty or abundance used postpositivelymoney 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: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of aplenty in a Sentence

Adjective We found mistakes aplenty in their story. there will be food and drink aplenty, so please come
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Staz reassuringly confirms that the menu at SND2 will be the same, from the gumbo to the étouffée, the gator to the eye-watering Voodoo Burger, with Abita aplenty. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Who dat opening in the Florida Keys? Shuck N’ Dive Islamorada, dat’s who!," 1 Oct. 2020 Insults were aplenty in the first segment of the first presidential debate between President Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "'You've lost the Left': Trump relentlessly slings insults as Biden flails in early debate exchanges," 29 Sep. 2020 Hope and hype were aplenty for the Floyd Central football team entering Friday’s contest against Columbus East. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Columbus East football extends conference winning streak after beating Floyd Central," 26 Sep. 2020 But in the meantime, readers and social media commentators have made unofficial proposals aplenty; some sincere, some not so much. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "What to rename Dixie Beer? From sincere to smart-aleck, readers have plenty of suggestions," 24 Sep. 2020 While strategies for cleaning are aplenty, one way to take guesswork out of the equation is to stock products that are a one-two punch, like Weiman Disinfectant Granite & Stone Wipes. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, "8 Myths About Disinfecting, Busted by Cleaning Experts," 22 Sep. 2020 There are opportunities aplenty, from finance to building codes and well beyond. Gernot Wagner, Bloomberg.com, "Cities Hold the Key to a Low-Carbon Economy," 29 Aug. 2020 Twitter users had reactions aplenty, some of them hilarious. Shelby Stewart, Houston Chronicle, "Candace Owens does not speak at Republican National Convention; Twitter happily reacts," 25 Aug. 2020 The backlash to that — which is already aplenty — will surely surface even more in DNC speeches. Erin Corbett, refinery29.com, "Here’s How You Can Live Stream Biden, Kamala, & Even The Obamas At This Year’s DNC," 17 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Locals wondering aplenty about QB Sam Darnold's outlook. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL power rankings: Chiefs reclaim No. 1 spot as Packers, Seahawks vie for top NFC team," 29 Sep. 2020 Last month, Universal Orlando reopened its theme parks in Florida with temperature checks, mandatory masks, and hand sanitizer aplenty. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Six Flags Great Adventure Reopened in New Jersey — Here’s What It Looked Like," 7 July 2020 Prepare for relievers aplenty: Until further notice, starters won’t get deep into games. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Giants Splash: 5 key elements to a spring training II," 27 May 2020 Debate opportunities Opportunities for debating have been aplenty. al, "‘Time to man up’: After Twitter jabs, will Alabama’s GOP Senate hopefuls debate?," 27 May 2020 Covered in acres of black plastic, the big ute may not win any style awards but there is storage aplenty including twin gloveboxes, a bottomless center console and even a clever, hidden center-console slot for valuables or a laptop. cleveland, "Toyota’s Sequoia warhorse is aging well (review)," 18 Apr. 2020 Filled with photo-ops aplenty, the haven for selfies and future profile pics features creative ways to interact with iconic, classic works of art. Steven Lindsey, Dallas News, "The art of communities," 2 Apr. 2020 There were smiles and dances aplenty for the Roadrunners after their impressive 74-63 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,305 fans at the Convocation Center. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, "UTSA’s upset victory over Western Kentucky worth celebrating," 3 Feb. 2018 With punch lines aplenty, the show, co-presented by the American Dance Festival, has the feeling of a stand-up routine. Brian Schaefer, New York Times, "7 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 20 Feb. 2020

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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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13 Oct 2020

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“Aplenty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplenty. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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: in a large number or amount

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