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əˈbʌn dəntabun·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abundantadjective

    present in great quantity

    "an abundant supply of water"


  1. abundantadjective

    Fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity.

    [W]ith their magical words they [poets] bring forth to our eyesight the abundant images and beauties of creation. Leigh Hunt, On the Realities of Imagination

  2. abundantadjective

    Richly supplied followed by in, rarely by with.

    Abundant in goodness and truth. Exodus, 34:6

  3. abundantadjective

    Being an abundant number, i.e. less than the sum of all of its divisors except itself.

  4. Etymology: * First attested about 1380.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abundantadjective

    Etymology: abundans, Lat.

    Good the more
    Communicated, more abundant grows;
    The author not impair’d, but honour’d more. Par. Lost, b. v.

    If the vessels are in a state of too great rigidity, so as not to yield, a strong projectile motion occasions their rupture, and hæmorrhages; especially in the lungs, where the blood is abundant. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    The world began but some ages before these were found out, and was abundant with all things at first; and men not very numerous; and therefore were not put so much to the use of their wits, to find out ways for living commodiously. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth. Exod. xxxiv. 6.


  1. abundant

    Abundant refers to something that exists or is available in large quantities, more than adequate or oversufficient. It can also imply richness or plentifulness. The term can be applied to both tangible and intangible things such as resources, qualities, characteristics, opportunities, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abundantadjective

    fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed by in, rarely by with

Editors Contribution

  1. abundant

    An accurate amount.

    The oranges were an abundant amount.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abundant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abundant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of abundant in a Sentence

  1. Ted Zukowski:

    This is a great day for Grand Canyon National Park, and those who love its stunning vistas, abundant wildlife and rich cultural heritage.

  2. John Brownstein:

    People do have the ability to choose which vaccine is right for them. At this moment, there's an abundant supply, and people can make the choice for what is right for them personally.

  3. Jochen Brocks:

    The fossil fat molecules that we've found prove that animals were large and abundant 558 million years ago, millions of years earlier than previously thought.

  4. The US Geological Survey:

    When atmospheric moisture is abundant, these droplets combine with it and fall as acid rain, damaging plants and accelerating the rusting of metal objects such as cars, industrial and farm equipment, and building components.

  5. John Stuart Mill:

    And it is not difficult to show, by abundant instances, that to extend the bounds of what may be called moral police, until it encroaches on the most unquestionably legitimate liberty of the individual, is one of the most universal of all human propensities.

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