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aplen·​ty ə-ˈplen-tē How to pronounce aplenty (audio)
: being in plenty or abundance
used postpositively
money aplenty for all their needs


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: in abundance : plentifully
: very much : extremely
scared aplenty

Example Sentences

Adjective We found mistakes aplenty in their story. there will be food and drink aplenty, so please come
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The plot promises hooks and jabs aplenty, but Jordan’s wardrobe is not limited to boxing shorts and padded gloves. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2023 Fave Weird Al jams are here (some with bizarre origins) plus fun cameos aplenty. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2022 There are also famous guest stars aplenty: Quinta Brunson! Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 22 Feb. 2023 Style stars have been taking their finest 'fits for a twirl this season, with dramatic silhouettes, ruffled layers, puffy sleeves and tiers of tulle aplenty. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, 22 Feb. 2023 The restaurant has fans aplenty, and few would argue that Fife’s, which opened in 1959, is a bona fide institution on the city’s dining scene. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 21 Feb. 2023 Water Park But perhaps the crown jewel of the Yankee Candle estate is the indoor pool, which gets its water park flair with a slide, grottos, and waterfalls aplenty. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 15 Feb. 2023 The reason, Marion said, is the way the front office is building the roster — through the rebuild, from the ground up, with top prospects aplenty. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 6 Feb. 2023 Now's the time to catch most of the awards fare, with boffo acting performances and technical achievements aplenty, on streaming services and on-demand platforms. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1830, in the meaning defined above


1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aplenty was in 1830

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“Aplenty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplenty. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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