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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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 Beverage options are also plentiful: Choices include kombucha, coconut water, aloe water, local beer, wine and sake. 3. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Freestyle Poké: 5 things to know about River Market's popular Hawaiian-style cafe," 2 July 2018 Coins are plentiful throughout the latter centuries, as are miscellaneous trinkets such as keys, utensils and combs. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "New Website Unearths Amsterdam’s History Via 700,000 Artifacts Spanning 5,000 Years," 2 July 2018 New breakaway emergency exits were plentiful -- and more accessible -- at the largest daytime stage at Riverfront Park. Tom Roland, Billboard, "CMA Music Festival: Security (and Temps) Were Up, But the Sound Was Still Central," 12 June 2018 Atmospheric moisture will be plentiful, approaching or perhaps exceeding record levels (precipitable water of up to two inches), as shown below. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "The D.C. region is likely to be the target of more heavy rain and possible flooding through the weekend," 30 May 2018 The Buc-ee’s chain, headquartered in Lake Jackson, also complained that Choke Canyon illegally mimicked its in store offerings, including friendly service, ample stock and plentiful, clean bathrooms. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Buc-ee’s wins federal court trademark fight against competitor Choke Canyon," 22 May 2018 Sweet and hot and plentiful, moist in all the right places. Ben Marcus, The New Yorker, "Stay Down and Take It," 19 May 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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