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

plentifully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

plentifulness

noun

Examples of plentiful in a Sentence

  1. Gasoline won't always be cheap and plentiful.

  2. Space is plentiful enough for several homes.

  3. Natural gas is a plentiful resource.

  4. These vegetables are a plentiful source of vitamins.

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First Known Use of plentiful

15th century

Synonym Discussion of plentiful

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

PLENTIFUL Defined for English Language Learners

plentiful

adjective

Definition of plentiful for English Language Learners

  • : present in large amounts

  • : containing or giving large amounts of something


PLENTIFUL Defined for Kids

plentiful

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

Definition of plentiful for Students

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.

plentifully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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