What does plethora mean?

Definitions for plethora
ˈplɛθ ər əpletho·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassmentnoun

    extreme excess

    "an embarrassment of riches"

Wiktionary

  1. plethoranoun

    An excessive amount or number; an abundance.

    The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.

  2. plethoranoun

    An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PLETHORAnoun

    The state in which the vessels are fuller of humours than is agreeable to a natural state or health; arises either from a diminution of some natural evacuations, or from debauch and feeding higher or more in quantity than the ordinary powers of the viscera can digest: evacuations and exercise are its remedies.

    Etymology: from πληϑωϱα.

    The diseases of the fluids are a plethora, or too great abundance of laudable juices. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

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  1. plethora

    A plethora is an excessive amount or large abundance of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plethoranoun

    overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; -- opposed to anaemia

  2. Plethoranoun

    state of being overfull; excess; superabundance

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to be or become full. Cf. Pleonasm.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plethora

    pleth′o-ra, n. excessive fullness of blood: over-fullness in any way.—adjs. Plethore′tic, Plethor′ic, -al, afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid.—adv. Plethor′ically. [Gr. plēthōrē, fullness—pleos, full.]

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  1. tropheal

  2. traphole

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plethora in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plethora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of plethora in a Sentence

  1. Sloppy Joes:

    I ’m giving you such a plethora of veggies in each meal, without you having to think about, ‘ Ugh I have to eat a salad, ’ or ‘ Ugh, I have to eat my veggies. ’ At the end of the day they are in your system and they are going to make you feel — guaranteed — that much better.

  2. Principal Dionne Kirksey:

    You really can't tell that it's a hidden gem, we not only support our kids in the building and their educational level, but we support them outside the building in their endeavors. And we still attend their graduations. We send them off to college and actually decorate their dorm rooms. We go to their baby's birthday parties. It's just a plethora of things that we do just to engage, to have that sense of family.

  3. Alan Watts:

    But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become selfserving busybodies.

  4. Inger Andersen:

    The decision, taken today in Geneva, is a shield for individuals and communities against a plethora of risks to their health and livelihoods. The recognition of the right to a healthy environment is a historic landmark in our ongoing work for social and environmental justice.

  5. Peter Bergen:

    Haiti's constitutional crisis failed to register with many Washington policymakers as well as those in the international community for far too long -- in part, thanks to the plethora of challenges already present in the Western Hemisphere, notwithstanding the President Joe Biden administration's claims to the contrary, the inattention of Peter Bergen policymakers in recent years has contributed to the country's rapid unraveling.

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