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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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

That means opportunities are aplenty to grab a roster spot. Jim Mcbride, BostonGlobe.com, "Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse hoping to make an impression," 8 Aug. 2019 The 500 celebrities—in many cases, an admittedly generous description—who have launched apps through EscapeX have no suppressive algorithms to fear, and options aplenty to monetize. Wired, "Jeremy Renner's App Developer: 'This Is a Freak Situation'," 6 Sep. 2019 These days, though, Sheikh Hasina’s government has plans aplenty—for digital education, conditional cash transfers and much more besides. The Economist, "How BRAC, the world’s biggest charity, made Bangladesh richer," 5 Sep. 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

With the Cy-Hawk Trophy on the line and corn references aplenty, there was no shortage of fun to be had with the signs. Emily Caron, SI.com, "Best Signs From ESPN's Week 1 'College GameDay' Broadcast From Iowa-Iowa State," 14 Sep. 2019 Seafood was aplenty from Hazel Park's Latitdo at JoeBar. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These were 10 of our favorite bites from the Detroit Free Press Wine + Food Experience," 14 Sep. 2019 Just getting to an election may require shenanigans aplenty. Washington Post, "He defied Boris Johnson. Now the prime minister’s party is gunning for his seat, with Brexit on the line.," 7 Sep. 2019 Ultimately, they will be viewed similarly to the more experienced Sam Girard and Cale Makar and combined, the four young offensive-minded defensemen will ensure that D-zone breakouts will be clean and scoring from the blue line will be aplenty. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Analysis: Avalanche’s young defensemen could become a four-headed force," 8 Sep. 2019 There are farm animals aplenty as well as a zoo and an aquarium. Frank Rizzo, courant.com, "I’ll take Sweden: A midsummer dream in Stockholm," 6 Sep. 2019 But when free agency opened on March 13, the NFL decided to take a leaf out of the NBA's book, with blockbuster trades and free agent signings aplenty. Ben Morse And Coy Wire, CNN, "Can anyone stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? Ex-NFL star Coy Wire previews the season," 5 Sep. 2019 Actor Seth Rogen will be the ringmaster at an adults-only charity carnival next month featuring comedians running game booths and marijuana aplenty. Marijuana Moment, BostonGlobe.com, "Seth Rogen hosting marijuana-fueled charity carnival for Alzheimer’s research," 30 Aug. 2019 The reasons why the Nectar mattress outshined the competition were aplenty. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Our favorite mattress is at its best sale price for Labor Day," 29 Aug. 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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