What does abundance mean?

Definitions for abundance
əˈbʌn dənsabun·dance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abundance, copiousness, teemingnessnoun

    the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

    "an age of abundance"

  2. abundancenoun

    (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

  3. abundancenoun

    (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million


  1. abundancenoun

    An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity.

  2. abundancenoun

    Frequency, amount, ratio of something within a given environment.

  3. abundancenoun

    Wealth; affluence.

  4. Etymology: * First attested in 1340. From abundance, from abondance, from abundantia, from abundo. See abound.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abundancenoun

    Etymology: abondance, Fr.

    At the whisper of thy word,
    Crown’d abundance spreads my board. Richard Crashaw.

    The doubled charge his subjects love supplies,
    Who, in that bounty, to themselves are kind;
    So glad Egyptians see their Nilus rise,
    And, in his plenty, their abundance find. John Dryden, Ann. Mir.

    The river Inn, during its course through the Tyrol, is generally shut up between a double range of mountains, that are most of them covered with woods of fir-trees. Abundance of peasants are employed in hewing down of the largest of these trees, that, after they are barked and cut into shape, are tumbled down. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Their chief enterprize was the recovery of the Holy land; in which worthy, but extremely difficult, action, it is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with very small benefit unto the Christian state. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    For well I wot, most mighty sovereign,
    That all this famous antique history,
    Of some, th’ abundance of an idle brain
    Will judged be, and painted forgery. Edmund Spenser, Fairy Q. b. ii.


  1. abundance

    Abundance refers to a very large quantity or ample amount of something. It is often used to describe wealth or prosperity, but it can also refer to anything that exists in large numbers or quantities.

  2. abundance

    Abundance refers to a very large quantity or plentiful amount of something. It is the state or condition of having copious quantities or being rich in a particular resource or attribute.

  3. abundance

    Abundance refers to a very large quantity or high degree of something. It can pertain to physical items, like an abundance of food, or intangible concepts such as an abundance of joy or happiness. It often signifies more than what is necessary or over sufficiency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abundancenoun

    an overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number


  1. Abundance

    Abundance is an ecological concept referring to the relative representation of a species in a particular ecosystem. It is usually measured as the large number of individuals found per sample. How species abundances are distributed within an ecosystem is referred to as relative species abundances. Abundance is contrasted with, but typically correlates to, incidence, which is the frequency with which the species occurs at all in a sample. When high abundance is accompanied by low incidence, it is considered locally or sporadically abundant. A variety of sampling methods are used to measure abundance. For larger animals, these may include spotlight counts, track counts and roadkill counts, as well as presence at monitoring stations. In many plant communities the abundances of plant species are measured by plant cover, i.e. the relative area covered by different plant species in a small plot. Relative species abundance is calculated by dividing the number of species from one group by the total number of species from all groups.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abundance

    ab-und′ans, n. ample sufficiency: great plenty.—adj. Abund′ant, plentiful.—adv. Abund′antly. [See Abound.]

Editors Contribution

  1. abundance

    An accurate amount.

    They had an abundance of oranges from their orange farm and did share some with their neighbours.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abundance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abundance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of abundance in a Sentence

  1. Bill Urban:

    As medical treatment and evaluations in theater continue, additional service members have been identified as having potential injuries, these service members -- out of an abundance of caution -- have been transported to Landstuhl, Germany, for further evaluations and necessary treatment on an outpatient basis. Given the nature of injuries already noted, it is possible additional injuries may be identified in the future.

  2. Julianne Hough:

    We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate, we share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.

  3. The wise Pharoah Moe:

    When some people give up on you, and they were just the last persons you thought they would. That would make you pause and think, wouldn't you have felt better if you just have adjusted your abundance..?

  4. Kory Lundberg:

    We know from months of metering data in our stores that the vast majority of the time our stores didn't reach our self-imposed 20 % metering capacity, out of an abundance of caution, we have resumed counting the number of people entering and leaving our stores.

  5. Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott:

    On Monday, I met with Vice President in Miami, and while I do not believe I interacted with the infected person, that individual was in the same room as me, after consulting with the Senate's attending physician and my personal doctor, I have been told that my risk is low, and I don't need to take a test or quarantine. However, the health and safety of the American people is my focus and I have made the decision to self-quarantine in an abundance of caution.

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