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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What’s distressing to regulators is the lack of new competitors, a trend Mundt attributes to a company’s access to data and plentiful financial resources. Adam Satariano,, "Your data could be at the center of the fight against Big Tech," 7 July 2019 What’s distressing to regulators is the lack of new competitors, a trend Mr. Mundt attributes to a company’s access to data and plentiful financial resources. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "Your Data Could Be at the Center of the Fight Against Big Tech," 7 July 2019 Its fields, chopped from the forest over the past few decades, produced plentiful coca. The Economist, "Cocaine production in Colombia is at historic highs," 5 July 2019 In two photos, both Vergara and her Justice League husband are smiling while looking at the plentiful of breakfast goodies, which includes croissants, pie and fruits, as the stunning Positano backdrop lays behind them. Eric Todisco,, "Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Celebrate Their 5-Year Dating Anniversary During Italy Vacation," 4 July 2019 And unlike the season-opening series here against the Giants, this one was like years past in which the plentiful visiting fans in orange were prompted to be the more vocal group. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Giants rip Allen, bullpen; Padres (save for Tatis, Naylor) quiet against Samardzija," 2 July 2019 Thanks to plentiful clouds and rain, cities such as Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are forecast to have some of the poorest viewing conditions for fireworks Thursday evening, according to AccuWeather. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Thunderstorms, searing heat or clear skies? Here's your Fourth of July weather forecast," 1 July 2019 The event is held to celebrate St. Peter and the region’s plentiful wine output. Alvaro Barrientos, Twin Cities, "Spanish town hosts annual wine battle. Participants gleefully drench each other.," 1 July 2019 Recent rising temperatures and plentiful rain has created hospitable environments for blue-green algae growth in lakes and rivers, including the Humboldt Park lagoon, Biggs said. Marie Fazio,, "Park District: Stay out of Humboldt Park lagoon due to toxic blue-green algae," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of plentiful

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of plentiful

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


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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