re·​plete | \ ri-ˈplēt How to pronounce replete (audio) \

Definition of replete

1 : fully or abundantly provided or filled a book replete with … delicious details— William Safire
2a : abundantly fed
b : fat, stout

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repleteness noun

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full, complete, plenary, replete mean containing all that is wanted or needed or possible. full implies the presence or inclusion of everything that is wanted or required by something or that can be held, contained, or attained by it. a full schedule complete applies when all that is needed is present. a complete picture of the situation plenary adds to complete the implication of fullness without qualification. given plenary power replete implies being filled to the brim or to satiety. replete with delightful details

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Given that one of the roots of replete is the Latin verb plēre, meaning "to fill," it isn't surprising that the word has synonyms such as "full" and "complete." "Replete," "full," and "complete" all indicate that something contains all that is wanted or needed or possible, but there are also subtle differences between the words. "Full" implies the presence or inclusion of everything that can be held, contained, or attained ("a full schedule"), while "complete" applies when all that is needed is present ("a complete picture of the situation"). "Replete" is the synonym of choice when fullness is accompanied by a sense of satiety.

Examples of replete in a Sentence

The book is replete with photographs. The country's history is replete with stories of people who became successful by working hard.
Recent Examples on the Web Fifty years ago, off-grid dining for the elite meant French, or more likely, Frenchified, restaurants replete with rich heavy food in even richer heavier sauces. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Ninja Sushi and Hibachi: Finding fine sushi on Lake Erie shores," 3 Jan. 2020 Michigan was the underdog, up against an Alabama team replete with NFL talent. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football can't keep pace with Alabama, ends season with 35-16 Citrus Bowl loss," 1 Jan. 2020 Vietnam and Cambodia Vietnam and Cambodia are fascinating countries replete with rich ancient history. Gwen Pratesi, USA TODAY, "2020's best winter cruises: Choose from the Caribbean, Cambodia, Norway, Galápagos, more," 30 Dec. 2019 Rey’s ascension to the central role in Star Wars (replete with the late Carrie Fisher’s zombie-like yet domineering Leia and Laura Dern’s stern Vice Admiral Holdo) proves that everyone now feels The Force and its contagion: non-binary marketing. Armond White, National Review, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," 20 Dec. 2019 The attack began by Fishmongers’ Hall, a historic building and events space on the London Bridge replete with famed fishing artifacts, two massive narwhal tusks included., "The simple, heroic act in a way embodied the ancient lore of the large-than-life tusk.," 1 Dec. 2019 When the retailer pulled up the curtain on its famous store windows, a space-themed holiday galaxy was revealed, replete with neon nebulae, robot arms and mannequins draped in futuristic fashion. Kim Bhasin,, "It’s the most desperate time of the year — for retailers," 6 Dec. 2019 The ceremony will take place Dec. 13 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, replete with other notable presenters, musical collaborations and video packages. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "John Legend to Host Global Citizen Prize Award Ceremony," 31 Oct. 2019 Listen to live Irish music, replete with the traditional sounds of fiddles and spoons; draft a series of profiles on local shopkeepers; or photograph everyday life on the streets of Galway and the quays along the River Corrib. National Geographic, "Ireland Expedition: Discovering the Emerald Isle," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of replete

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for replete

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French replet, from Latin repletus, past participle of replēre to fill up, from re- + plēre to fill — more at full

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“Replete.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of replete

: having much or plenty of something : filled with something
: having had plenty to eat : pleasantly full


re·​plete | \ ri-ˈplēt How to pronounce replete (audio) \

Kids Definition of replete

: well supplied The game was replete with thrills.

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