adjective abun·dant \-dənt\

: existing or occurring in large amounts

Full Definition of ABUNDANT

a :  marked by great plenty (as of resources) <a fair and abundant land>
b :  amply supplied :  abounding <an area abundant with bird life>
:  occurring in abundance :  ample <abundant rainfall>
abun·dant·ly adverb

Origin of ABUNDANT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin abundant-, abundans, present participle of abundare to abound
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of ABUNDANT

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>.

Rhymes with ABUNDANT

ABUNDANTLY Defined for Kids


adjective abun·dant \ə-ˈbən-dənt\

Definition of ABUNDANT for Kids

:  more than enough :  plentiful <abundant rainfall>
abun·dant·ly adverb <Flowers grew abundantly in the field.>


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