plentiful

adjective
plen·​ti·​ful | \ ˈplen-ti-fəl \

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 \ 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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The yachts are plentiful, the cuisine is exquisite, and a handful of five-star hotels promise service that's on par with the best resorts in Mykonos or the South of France. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Hotel Excelsior," 11 Nov. 2018 Similarly, Energy Vault wants to build a system of six cranes, which will electrically stack heavy bricks into a tower when electricity is cheap and plentiful. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks," 18 Nov. 2018 If one is tempted to test out the tricky bike shorts trend, now is the time—we’ve seen a bevy of current It girls style them in a number of different ways, and the inspirational mood board is both diverse and plentiful. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Gave the Bike Short Some Serious Edge," 8 Sep. 2018 Even better, this is the time when humpback whales are most visible and plentiful, returning to the archipelago to give birth and feed. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Places to Visit in September," 25 July 2018 The inside features a top that unfolds into eight-foot ceilings, plentiful skylights, and twenty feet of living space inside. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best campers for people with kids," 30 Nov. 2018 Robusta coffee futures have slumped 28% since their five-year peak hit early last year on plentiful supply. David Hodari, WSJ, "Louis Dreyfus Suffers Another Coffee-Warehouse Suspension," 28 Nov. 2018 In an age of plentiful unicorns, there seems to be only one (Convoy) founded by Amazon vets near the mothership. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook has a growing morale problem," 15 Nov. 2018 That fit right in with Hosea’s priority for hunting the plentiful game in the area over high-risk robberies and heists. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Red Dead Redemption II review: Getting muddy in the wide-open frontier," 25 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of plentiful

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plentiful was in the 15th century

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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 \

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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