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

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


We found mistakes aplenty in their story. there will be food and drink aplenty, so please come

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The New Yorker asked in June, echoing the old question of whether women can have it all, in another thorough profile offering reason aplenty to consider the question moot. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Elizabeth Warren’s coverage proves the media learned nothing from 2016," 24 June 2019 Instagram subcultures are aplenty (meme accounts, teen slime videos, etc.) but an underrated subculture are the burgeoning jewelry makers around the world. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "Five Cool Things I Found On Instagram This Week," 21 June 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

There are parades, festivals and fireworks aplenty as our nation celebrates Independence Day. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 1-7," 30 June 2019 Strikeouts aplenty:MadisonBumgarner’s 11-strikeout game Tuesday was his 33rd double-digit strikeout game. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Rockies’ Bud Black has slight edge over Giants’ Bruce Bochy in longstanding managerial tussle," 27 June 2019 Given the oceanfront location, the property was subject to regulations aplenty. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "On the coast of Maine, designing a casual, livable place to retire," 20 June 2019 These compliments and lighthearted digs have Southern flair aplenty. Southern Living, "Have You Heard These Southern Compliments?," 17 Apr. 2018 So, tactical renovations and attitudinal shifts were aplenty. SI.com, "Sir Alf Ramsey: The Man Behind the 'Wingless Wonders' & England's Sole World Cup Triumph," 17 June 2019 Critters aplenty: Since Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation is right in our back yards, many area residents are likely to pay a visit during the warm summer months. Rich Heileman, cleveland.com, "Berea’s Old Stone House still in limbo: Around The Town," 14 June 2019 Across the country, waterfront vacation rentals offer pleasant breezes, decks with views aplenty, and a chance to cool off. Megan Barber, Curbed, "7 serene lake houses you can rent right now," 14 June 2019 Like the swallows to San Juan Capistrano, oil barons, industrialists and former presidents aplenty have returned to their secretive forest every July since 1878. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "Essential California: The all-male, ultra-elite Bohemian Grove meets 2019," 12 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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