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

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 Prescott’s weapons are aplenty, with wide receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, tight end Dalton Schultz, and running backs Elliot and Tony Pollard. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Oct. 2021 The look is lady-like, bows are aplenty, and most importantly, everything is photogenic. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2021 Cans of Kin Spritzes and Lightwaves were aplenty, and guests lined up at the bar to order Open Your Hearts, an alcoholic cocktail with beet juice. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 10 Sep. 2021 Of course, this is Nintendo, so there are details aplenty amid the absurdity. Todd Martens Game Critic, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 All that change — in approach, rhythm and comfort level — is curveball aplenty for Fernando Tatis Jr. to barrel up as the Padres systemically bubble wrap his invaluable left shoulder. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2021 They might, for instance, be asked different questions and there’s anecdotal evidence aplenty to suggest these tend to edge women towards defensive positions about their businesses. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, 23 June 2021 There are narrative twists aplenty — but what may hook viewers first are two generations of actors. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 25 Aug. 2021 Chef Ashley Rath, formerly of Dirty French, offers a fresh, easygoing menu inspired by the Amalfi Coast: think spaghetti pomodoro, caprese salad, and spritzes aplenty. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb There are Halloween events aplenty in East and West Dundee and Sleepy Hollow this year. Mike Danahey, chicagotribune.com, 21 Oct. 2021 Pastries Sweets come aplenty at the Texas Renaissance Festival, including at the Queen's Pantry near the entrance. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 11 Oct. 2021 Complaints aplenty surfaced about widespread electoral abuses of every kind. Melik Kaylan, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 With groups of Ravens and Panthers players mixing in together behind the play and along the sideline, there was hooting and hollering aplenty as gunners were driven outside the field of play or nimbly escaped double teams to fly upfield. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 19 Aug. 2021 But there was hope, exuberance, feistiness and fans aplenty. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2021 Despite his short stature of 5 feet 9, he was equipped with powerful thighs (in excess of 25 inches in circumference) and was an immovable object in close quarters to the opposing goalie, firing in short-range goals aplenty. sun-sentinel.com, 15 Aug. 2021 Wealth and power bring admirers aplenty, but few friends. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2021 Expect the unexpected in June as there will be breakdowns, breakthroughs, and break-ups aplenty. Meghan Ros, Glamour, 1 Aug. 2021

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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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26 Oct 2021

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“Aplenty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplenty. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of aplenty

: in a large number or amount

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