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, 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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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 Hence, the opportunity to seize the day and go see one of your state’s most magnificent scenic and natural features in a year like this one, when water is aplenty. Steve Stuebner, idahostatesman, "Experience the thundering power of Shoshone Falls — then visit nearby waterfalls, too | Idaho Statesman," 16 Apr. 2018 Moreover, a match between two sides who are spearheaded by Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero respectively surely promises goals aplenty. SI.com, "Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Preview: Recent Form, Team News, Key Battle & More," 13 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 Today, Starbucks, a company known for making mornings a little bit easier by providing caffeine fixes aplenty, implemented a price increase that's probably not significant enough to ruin customers' days but could give them a grumpier start. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Starbucks Increased Its Coffee Prices — Here's How Much More You'll Be Spending," 7 June 2018 Private boat charters are aplenty, and a comfortable way to spend the day at Colombier beach. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect (Long) Weekend in St. Barts," 16 Apr. 2018 This year, Nordstrom has marked down more than 450 beauty products for its annual Anniversary Sale, and while there are splurges aplenty (there's still a Crème de la Mer going for $1,095), there are some really great saves, too. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "We Found The Cheapest Beauty Deals At Nordstrom So You Didn't Have To," 14 July 2018 This band was always a vocal group with guitars aplenty, and that’s what boomed out of the BB&T’s overloaded speakers. John Timpane, Philly.com, "Steely Dan play their first Philly-area show without late member Walter Becker at the BB&T Pavilion," 12 July 2018 Tournament opportunities for junior golfers are aplenty this weekend around the Houston area. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: July 13-15," 11 July 2018 The senator’s experiences underscore a simple reality: There are downsides aplenty to Mr. Trump’s planned meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki in a week’s time. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "The Risks Lying Within Donald Trump’s One-on-One Meeting With Vladimir Putin," 9 July 2018 There is pathos aplenty as Charles Elliot, the British superintendent of trade in Canton, falls apart under Chinese pressure in 1839, eventually beginning to doubt his own sanity. Ian Morris, New York Times, "The Opium War and the Humiliation of China," 2 July 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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: in a large number or amount

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