plentiful

adjective
plen·​ti·​ful | \ ˈplen-ti-fəl How to pronounce plentiful (audio) \

Definition of plentiful

1 : containing or yielding plenty a plentiful land
2 : characterized by, constituting, or existing in plenty

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Other Words from plentiful

plentifully \ ˈplen-​ti-​fə-​lē How to pronounce plentifully (audio) \ adverb
plentifulness noun

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plentiful, ample, abundant, copious mean more than sufficient without being excessive. plentiful implies a great or rich supply. peaches are plentiful this summer ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement. ample food to last the winter abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful. streams abundant with fish copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness. copious examples of bureaucratic waste

Examples of plentiful in a Sentence

Gasoline won't always be cheap and plentiful. Space is plentiful enough for several homes. Natural gas is a plentiful resource. These vegetables are a plentiful source of vitamins.
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According to information published by NASA, oxygen was by far the most plentiful. National Geographic, "See How a Massive Supernova Released the Building Blocks of Life," 10 Jan. 2018 His statement that people in the country illegally are a special menace to public safety is at odds with plentiful research. Hope Yen, The Seattle Times, "AP fact check: Trump isn’t holed up nonstop at White House," 14 Jan. 2019 Georgia's rolling terrain and plentiful waterways create the perfect environment for one of nature's most beautiful displays: the waterfall. Eric Champlin, ajc, "40 must-visit waterfalls in North Georgia," 14 June 2018 The arrival of fresh, plentiful food and new clothes doesn’t stun Matias or his family anymore. Maria Torres, kansascity, "The Legend of Seuly Matias: Royals prospect once milked cows, now blasts homers," 11 June 2018 The variety of quality trails is the result of a triad of a blank slate, plentiful financial resources and supportive city officials. Joe Jackson, SFChronicle.com, "Redding is California’s secret mountain biking mecca," 8 June 2018 Katy led the state of Texas as the best place to retire, a SmartAsset study showed, with a plentiful amount of doctors' offices and recreation centers elevating it to the top. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Katy tops list of places to retire in Texas," 8 June 2018 Unpaid hours — washing her own cleaning rags at night, driving to and from distant clients, redoing work that clients weren’t pleased with — were plentiful, and repetitive stress injuries were frequent. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Author Stephanie Land on struggling against a system seemingly stacked against the working poor," 23 Jan. 2019 Once there, taxis are plentiful, and hiring one for a day will barely cost you $50. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of plentiful

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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plentiful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of plentiful

: present in large amounts
: containing or giving large amounts of something

plentiful

adjective
plen·​ti·​ful | \ ˈplen-ti-fəl How to pronounce plentiful (audio) \

Kids Definition of plentiful

1 : present in large numbers or amount : abundant plentiful rain
2 : giving or containing a large number or amount Vegetables are a plentiful source of vitamins.

Other Words from plentiful

plentifully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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