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plen·ti·ful

 (plĕn′tĭ-fəl)
adj.
1. Existing in great quantity or ample supply.
2. Providing or producing an abundance: settlers moving to a more plentiful region.

plen′ti·ful·ly adv.
plen′ti·ful·ness n.
Synonyms: plentiful, abundant, ample, copious, plenteous
These adjectives mean being fully as much as one needs or desires: a plentiful supply; the artist's abundant talent; ample space; copious provisions; a plenteous crop of wheat.
Antonym: scant

plentiful

(ˈplɛntɪfʊl)
adj
1. ample; abundant
2. having or yielding an abundance: a plentiful year.
ˈplentifully adv
ˈplentifulness n

plen•ti•ful

(ˈplɛn tɪ fəl)

adj.
existing or yielding in abundance.
[1425–75]
plen′ti•ful•ly, adv.
plen′ti•ful•ness, n.
syn: plentiful, ample, abundant, bountiful describe a more than adequate supply of something. plentiful suggests a large or full quantity: a plentiful supply of fuel. ample suggests a quantity that is sufficient for a particular need or purpose: an auditorium with ample seating for students. abundant and bountiful both imply a greater degree of plenty: an abundant rainfall; a bountiful harvest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plentiful - existing in great number or quantity; "rhinoceroses were once plentiful here"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
2.plentiful - affording an abundant supplyplentiful - affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
3.plentiful - producing in abundance; "the bountiful earth"; "a plentiful year"; "fruitful soil"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

plentiful

plentiful

adjective
Translations
وافِر، بِكَمِّيّات كَبيرَه
bohatýhojný
rigelig
ríkulegur
abudantefartogrande
obilen

plentiful

[ˈplentɪfʊl] ADJ [wildlife, game, hair] → abundante
a plentiful supply ofun suministro abundante de ...
eggs are now plentiful or in plentiful supplyahora hay abundancia de huevos, ahora abundan los huevos

plentiful

[ˈplɛntifʊl] adjabondant(e)
a plentiful supply of sth → d'abondantes réserves de qch
to be plentiful → abonder
Fish are plentiful in the lake → Les poissons abondent dans le lac

plentiful

adjreichlich; commodities, gold, minerals etcreichlich or im Überfluss vorhanden; hairvoll; to be in plentiful supplyreichlich or im Überfluss vorhanden sein

plentiful

[ˈplɛntɪfʊl] adjabbondante
to be in plentiful supply → abbondare, esserci in gran quantità

plenty

(ˈplenti) pronoun
1. a sufficient amount; enough. I don't need any more books – I've got plenty; We've got plenty of time to get there.
2. a large amount. He's got plenty of money.
adjective
That's plenty, thank you!
ˈplenteous (-tiəs) adjective
plentiful.
ˈplentiful adjective
existing in large amounts. a plentiful supply.
References in classic literature ?
There was no display of gifts, for they were already in the little house, nor was there an elaborate breakfast, but a plentiful lunch of cake and fruit, dressed with flowers.
In the old days, however, before the Spaniards came, it was plentiful, so much, so that the natives made idols of it.
Of corn, we had many and plentiful feasts; for the grain, being in the milk is both sweet to the mouth and comfortable to the stomach.
In the early epochs of our race, men dwelt in temporary huts, of bowers of branches, as easily constructed as a bird's-nest, and which they built,--if it should be called building, when such sweet homes of a summer solstice rather grew than were made with hands,--which Nature, we will say, assisted them to rear where fruit abounded, where fish and game were plentiful, or, most especially, where the sense of beauty was to be gratified by a lovelier shade than elsewhere, and a more exquisite arrangement of lake, wood, and hill.
It but bears out your saying, too; churches more plentiful than billiard-tables, and for ever open--and Corrupt as Lima.
He said the chamois was plentiful enough, without hunting up hotels where they made a specialty of it.
She had provided a plentiful dinner for them; she wished she could know that they had been allowed to eat it.
The breeze was from the west: it came over the hills, sweet with scents of heath and rush; the sky was of stainless blue; the stream descending the ravine, swelled with past spring rains, poured along plentiful and clear, catching golden gleams from the sun, and sapphire tints from the firmament.
It glowed delightfully in the radiance of an immense fire, compounded of coal, peat, and wood; and near the table, laid for a plentiful evening meal, I was pleased to observe the
It was soft and plentiful, and waved downward from her low forehead in regular folds -- but, to some tastes, it was dull and dead, in its absolute want of glossiness, in its monotonous purity of plain light color.
A man don't see all this here a goin' on dreadful round him, in the way of Subjects without heads, dear me, plentiful enough fur to bring the price down to porterage and hardly that, without havin' his serious thoughts of things.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.