adjective re·plete \ri-ˈplēt\

: having much or plenty of something : filled with something

: having had plenty to eat : pleasantly full

Full Definition of REPLETE

:  fully or abundantly provided or filled <a book replete with … delicious details — William Safire>
a :  abundantly fed
b :  fat, stout
:  complete
re·plete·ness noun

Origin of 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
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of REPLETE

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>.
REPLETE Defined for Kids


adjective re·plete \ri-ˈplēt\

Definition of REPLETE for Kids

:  well supplied <The game was replete with thrills.>

Word Root of REPLETE

The Latin word plēre, meaning to fill, gives us the root ple. Words from the Latin plēre have something to do with filling or being full. Anything replete with something is full of that particular thing or quality. Something complete is totally full and finished. To deplete is to lessen the amount of something that was once full. A supplement is something that fills in something that is missing.


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