abun·​dant | \ ə-ˈbən-dənt How to pronounce abundant (audio) \

Definition of abundant

1 : existing or occurring in large amounts : ample abundant rainfall abundant food
2a : marked by great plenty (as of resources) a fair and abundant land
b : amply supplied : abounding an area abundant with bird life

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Other Words from abundant

abundantly adverb
flowers blooming abundantly facts that are abundantly [=extremely] clear/obvious

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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 abundant in a Sentence

Rainfall is more abundant in summer. It is the most abundant bird in the forest. an abundant supply of food He offers abundant evidence that he is right. a society abundant in things to buy
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Recent Examples on the Web More consequential examples are in abundant supply. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 But those people remain largely concentrated in the world’s wealthiest countries, where vaccines were first available and in abundant supply. Nicolas Rapp, Fortune, 6 Oct. 2021 Surf anglers are starting to see pompano showing up, though bluefish, ladyfish and jacks are still the most abundant species. Frank Sargeant, al, 24 Sep. 2021 The Norway rat, the species abundant in New York City, makes its home in sewers, sidewalks and underground burrows. Amanda Schupak, CNN, 19 Sep. 2021 The park also identified the turtle as a loggerhead, which is the most abundant nesting species of sea turtle in the country, but listed under the Endangered Species Act, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 23 Aug. 2021 Sea turtles on the run:100 baby sea turtles scramble toward ocean Loggerhead sea turtles – with one head – are the most abundant species of sea turtle in the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2021 Yingwei Fei, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science, wants to understand the most abundant species of planet in the universe: super-Earths. Adam Frank, Scientific American, 21 July 2021 The bull shark, a fearsome predator that could kill you with a single bite, turns out to be the fourth-most abundant shark species in South Florida, according to a new study of the region’s sharks. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of abundant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for abundant

Middle English abundaunt, habundaunt, borrowed from Anglo-French abundant, habundant, borrowed from Latin abundant-, abundans, present participle of abundāre "to abound"

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“Abundant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abundant. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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abun·​dant | \ ə-ˈbən-dənt How to pronounce abundant (audio) \

Kids Definition of abundant

: more than enough : plentiful abundant rainfall

Other Words from abundant

abundantly adverb Flowers grew abundantly in the field.

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