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

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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 With the versatility of this design and the plentiful options, the demand might even exceed that figure. Car and Driver, "Tested: 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang," 17 Apr. 2020 Along with the plentiful drink options, Cooper's Hawk also offers a full food menu, with each menu item, from fish and chips to filet mignon, accompanied by a wine pairing recommendation. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "This popular Midwest restaurant and winery chain will open 2 Arizona locations this year," 3 Jan. 2020 Inviting nooks and plentiful seating options are ideal for the year-round digital nomad traveler, who is working remotely from city to city. Andrea Wurzburger,, "The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers Reveal 2 Huge Relationship Rules They Broke," 29 Oct. 2019 When to go: Open year-round, Banff offers amazing wildlife viewing and sightseeing, plus plentiful shopping and dining options, any time of the year. National Geographic, "Banff National Park," 30 Sep. 2019 Food supplies | Logistical hurdles are hampering the flow of food that’s otherwise plentiful in warehouses worldwide and boosting crop prices. Brendan Murray,, "The Cost of Air Freight Soars Even Higher," 7 May 2020 Even some Amazon made products, usually plentiful, won't be available for Mom. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Want to buy Mother's Day gifts online? You'd better hurry and get orders in now," 4 May 2020 The factory was conveniently located near plentiful sand and kelp essential to glass production, reports the Edinburgh Evening News. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Archaeologists Unearth Remnants of Lost Scottish Wine-Bottle Glass Factory," 28 Apr. 2020 Even in its early, DVD-dispatching days Netflix won its subscribers’ hearts and minds—and so their wallets—with plentiful content and great customer service. The Economist, "Schumpeter Netflix will remain a blockbuster hit beyond the covid-19 era," 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of plentiful

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Plentiful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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