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 plentiful (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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Recent Examples on the Web Signs of humanity are plentiful and not treated as eyesores. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, "The Wilderness in Nature Documentaries Is a Fantasyland," 12 Apr. 2021 Soup fits any time of year, adapting to the weather and whatever produce is plentiful, from hot, hearty bowls built on roots and squash in the winter to chilled purées of ripe tomatoes or zucchini in the summer. Washington Post, "Proof spring is soup season, too: This bright bowl packed with peas, leeks, spinach and herbs," 8 Apr. 2021 The company said that scheduling issues should largely resolve when vaccine supply is plentiful enough that all the chain’s roughly 9,000 locations can administer shots. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Got Your Covid-19 Vaccine? Now Cancel Your Extra Appointments," 7 Apr. 2021 Museums, galleries, concert halls, public parks, restaurants, cafes, outdoor markets, and lively nightlife are all plentiful. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "9 of the Best Places to Retire in Europe," 4 Apr. 2021 At this time every year, questions about eggs are plentiful. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "2 ways to make perfect hard-boiled eggs," 2 Apr. 2021 Animal studies supporting the benefits of fasting-mimicking diets in cancer are now plentiful. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Special diets might boost the power of drugs to vanquish cancers," 1 Apr. 2021 The president said doses were plentiful enough now that nine of 10 adults in the nation — or more — would be eligible for a shot by that date. New York Times, "Biden Pushes Mask Mandate as C.D.C. Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom’," 29 Mar. 2021 The protocols and precautions to actually play in a gym were plentiful. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Prep Rally: Trinity League football is in a league of its own," 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of plentiful

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Plentiful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plentiful. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for plentiful

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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