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Definitions for plenty
ˈplɛn tiplen·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word plenty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plenty, plentifulness, plenteousness, plenitude, plentitudenoun

    a full supply

    "there was plenty of food for everyone"

  2. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wadadverb

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

  3. enough, plentyadverb

    as much as necessary

    "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

Wiktionary

  1. plentynoun

    An adequate amount.

    We are lucky to live in a land of peace and plenty.

  2. plentyadverb

    Sufficiently or very.

    This office is plenty big enough for our needs.

  3. plentypronoun

    A sufficient quantity. More than enough.

  4. plentyadjective

    plentiful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plentyadjective

    full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness

  2. Plentyadjective

    plentiful; abundant

Freebase

  1. Plenty

    Plenty is a play by David Hare, first performed in 1978, about British post-war disillusion. Susan Traherne, a former secret agent, is a woman conflicted by the contrast between her past, exciting triumphs—she had worked behind enemy lines as a Special Operations Executive courier in Nazi-occupied France during World War II—and the mundane nature of her present life, as the increasingly depressed wife of a diplomat whose career she has destroyed. Viewing society as morally bankrupt, Susan has become self-absorbed, bored, and destructive — the slow deterioration in her mental health mirrors the crises in the ruling class of post-war Britain. Susan Traherne's story is told in a non-linear chronology, alternating between her wartime and post-wartime lives, illustrating how youthful dreams rarely are realised and how a person's personal life can affect the outside world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plenty

    plen′ti, n. a full supply: all that can be needed: abundance.—adj. being in abundance.—adj. Plen′tēous, fully sufficient: abundant: fruitful: well provided: rich: (B.) giving plentifully.—adv. Plen′tēously.—n. Plen′tēousness.—adj. Plen′tiful, copious: abundant: yielding abundance.—adv. Plen′tifully.—n. Plen′tifulness.—Horn of plenty (see Horn). [O. Fr. plente—L. plenus, full.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PLENTY

    A desirable condition that is likely to step out whenever Extravagance steps in.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plenty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2436

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plenty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1262

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plenty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plenty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of plenty in a Sentence

  1. Stanley Goldfarb:

    If you go back into the 1920s and thirties, it was Jews that were excluded as a definite category. And there was an interesting study done several years ago where someone wrote to the medical schools of the various medical schools around the country, and they acknowledged the fact that they had limited the number of Jewish applicants that they would accept. So … we totally reject this, we think that admission to medical schools should be based on merit and merit alone. And that and there are plenty of African-American students who are highly qualified and are worthy of admission to medical school, and they should be admitted to medical school if they so desire to enter medical school – but on the basis of the fact that they've achieved what they've achieved, not because of some desire to create some sort of quota system in medicine where every medical school class perfectly reflects the population in the United States. And even if one tries to do that … it ends up excluding many people – typically South Asians and East Asian individuals are the ones who end up getting excluded.

  2. Dylan Gordon:

    We've had plenty of homeless people come by our table and just filled their bags with as much food as they could carry, plenty of locals come by who have had their jobs hurt by this protest.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Giving back some penny as donation for the welfare of the society after taking out a plenty of money from the small pocket of the masses is neither charity nor philanthropy.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    Donald Trump has created plenty of space for hate. Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump has made one racist remark after another. Donald Trump has put in place racist policies. And we've seen the consequences of it.

  5. English Proverb:

    In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.

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