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plen·ty

 (plĕn′tē)
n.
1. A full or completely adequate amount or supply: plenty of time.
2. A large quantity or amount; an abundance: "Awards and honors came to her in plenty" (Joyce Carol Oates).
3. A condition of general abundance or prosperity: "fruitful regions gladdened by plenty and lulled by peace!" (Samuel Johnson).
adv. Informal
Sufficiently; very: It's plenty hot.
adj. Archaic
Plentiful; abundant: "Ships were then not so plenty in those waters as now" (Herman Melville).

[Middle English, from Old French plente, from Latin plēnitās, from plēnus, full; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

Plenty

(ˈplɛntɪ)
n
(Placename) Bay of Plenty a large bay of the Pacific on the NE coast of the North Island, New Zealand

Plenty

(ˈplɛntɪ)
n
(Placename) Bay of Plenty a large bay of the Pacific on the NE coast of the North Island, New Zealand

plen•ty

(ˈplɛn ti)

n., pl. -ties,
adj., adv. n.
1. a full or abundant supply or amount: There is plenty of time.
2. the state or quality of being plentiful; abundance: resources in plenty.
3. an abundance, as of goods or luxuries, or a time of such abundance: the years of plenty.
adj.
4. plentiful; abundant.
5. more than sufficient; ample: This helping is plenty for me.
adv.
6. Informal. fully; quite: plenty good enough.
[1175–1225; Middle English plente(th) < Old French plente(d), plentet < Latin plēnitātem, acc. of plēnitās fullness. See plenum, -ity]
usage: The construction plenty of is standard in all varieties of speech and writing: plenty of room in the shed. The use of plenty preceding a noun, without an intervening of, first appeared in the late 19th century: plenty room in the shed. It occurs today chiefly in informal speech. As an adverb, a use first recorded in the mid-19th century, plenty is also informal and occurs chiefly in speech. All these uses are often criticized when they occur in formal contexts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plenty - a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
2.plenty - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentplenty - (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"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Adv.1.plenty - as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

plenty

noun
1. abundance, wealth, luxury, prosperity, fertility, profusion, affluence, opulence, plenitude, fruitfulness, copiousness, plenteousness, plentifulness You are fortunate to be growing up in a time of peace and plenty.
2. (usually with of) lots of (informal), enough, a great deal of, masses of, quantities of, piles of (informal), mountains of, a good deal of, stacks of, heaps of (informal), a mass of, a volume of, an abundance of, a plethora of, a quantity of, a fund of, oodles of (informal), a store of, a mine of, a sufficiency of There was still plenty of time.

plenty

noun
1. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: power, sight.
2. Prosperity and a sufficiency of life's necessities:
Translations
كَثيركَثِيرمالٌ كَثيروَفْرَه، كَثيرٌ من
spoustastačídostplno
massermere end noknokoverflodrigelig
paljonriittävästirunsaastirunsaus
obilje
bőség
hellingur, gnægîkappnógurnægur
たっぷり沢山豊富
충분
pakankamai daug
daudzdiezganganapietiekoši
stačí
veliko
överflöd
จำนวนมากมาย
çokçok/büyük miktarfazlasıylakâfiyeterince
nhiều

plenty

[ˈplentɪ]
A. Nabundancia f
in plentyen abundancia
the land of plentyla tierra de la abundancia
B. PRON
1. (= lots) that's plenty, thanks¡así basta, gracias!
she's got plenty to dotiene muchas cosas que hacer, tiene un montón que hacer
there are plenty like mehay mucha gente or hay muchos como yo
there's plenty more where that came fromaún queda más de esto
2. plenty of (= much, a good deal of) → mucho/a; (= many) → muchos/as
it takes plenty of couragerequiere mucho valor
they have plenty of moneytienen mucho dinero
we've got plenty of time to get theretenemos tiempo de sobra para llegar
I've got plenty of work to be getting on withtengo trabajo más que suficiente para empezar
drink plenty of fluidsbeba muchos líquidos
there are plenty of themlos hay en cantidad
plenty of people are self-employed nowadayshoy en día hay mucha gente que trabaja de autónomo
we see plenty of Mum and Dadvemos a mis padres con frecuencia, vemos mucho a mis padres
C. ADV (esp US) it's plenty big enoughes bastante grande
we like it plentynos gusta mucho

plenty

[ˈplɛnti]
n
(= lots) I've got plenty → j'en ai largement assez
to be plenty → suffire largement
That's plenty, thanks → Ça suffit largement, merci.
£5 should be plenty → 5 livres devraient suffire largement.
plenty of (= a lot of) → beaucoup de
I've got plenty to do → J'ai beaucoup de choses à faire.
Plenty of people agree with me → Beaucoup de gens sont d'accord avec moi.
plenty of (= sufficient) → largement assez de
I've got plenty of money → J'ai largement assez d'argent.
plenty of time → largement le temps
We've got plenty of time → Nous avons largement le temps.
(= abundance) → abondance f
in plenty → en abondance
advbien
It's plenty big enough → C'est bien assez grand.

plenty

n
eine Menge; land of plentyLand des Überflusses; times of plentyZeiten pldes Überflusses, fette Jahre pl (Bibl); in plentyim Überfluss; three kilos will be plentydrei Kilo sind reichlich; there’s plenty here for sixes gibt mehr als genug für sechs; that’s plenty, thanks!danke, das ist reichlich; you’ve already had plentydu hast schon reichlich gehabt; I met him once, and that was plenty!ich habe ihn nur einmal getroffen und das hat mir gereicht!; to see plenty of somebodyjdn oft sehen; there had been plenty going ones war einiges los gewesen; there’s plenty to does gibt viel zu tun; I’ve got plenty to doich habe viel zu tun; have I got problems? I’ve got plentyob ich Probleme habe? mehr als genug!; there’s plenty more where that came fromdavon gibt es genug; take plentynimm dir or bedien dich reichlich; there are still plenty leftes sind immer noch eine ganze Menge da
plenty ofviel, eine Menge; plenty of time/milkviel Zeit/Milch, eine Menge Zeit/Milch; plenty of eggs/reasonsviele Eier/Gründe, eine Menge Eier/Gründe; there is no longer plenty of oilÖl ist nicht mehr im Überfluss vorhanden; he’s certainly got plenty of nerveder hat vielleicht Nerven! (inf); a country with plenty of natural resourcesein Land mit umfangreichen Bodenschätzen; has everyone got plenty of potatoes?hat jeder reichlich Kartoffeln?; there will be plenty of things to drinkes gibt dort ausreichend zu trinken; he had been given plenty of warninger ist genügend oft gewarnt worden; we arrived in plenty of time to get a good seatwir kamen so rechtzeitig, dass wir einen guten Platz kriegten; don’t worry, there’s plenty of timekeine Angst, es ist noch genug or viel Zeit; take plenty of exerciseSie müssen viel Sport treiben
adj (US inf) → reichlich; plenty bananasreichlich Bananen
adv (esp US inf) plenty big (enough)groß genug; he’s plenty meaner ist ziemlich brutal; he was plenty rude to herer war ziemlich grob zu ihr; it rained plentyes hat viel geregnet; sure, I like it plentysicher, ich mag das sehr

plenty

[ˈplɛntɪ] n
a.abbondanza
in plenty (in large quantities) → in abbondanza
land of plenty → paese m di cuccagna or di bengodi
b. plenty of (lots of) → molto/a, tanto/a; (enough) → abbastanza
he has plenty of friends → ha tanti amici
I've got plenty → ne ho abbastanza
there's plenty to go on (information) → ci sono indizi più che sufficienti
we've got plenty of time → abbiamo un sacco di tempo

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.

plenty

كَثِير spousta overflod Menge αφθονία abundancia runsaus abondance obilje abbondanza たっぷり 충분 veel overflod obfitość abundância, bastante множество överflöd จำนวนมากมาย çok nhiều 丰富
References in classic literature ?
I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all," added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
Although he had but few pa- tients and these of the poorer sort who were unable to pay, he seemed to have plenty of money for his needs.
I guess after you got here you had plenty of live dolls to nurse, like me
There were plenty of windows in her little front room.
A man had better sleep without his scalp, than famish in the midst of plenty.
Thus I was surrounded with plenty in the midst of want.
Shove back all English half-pence and base copper tokens, such as are very plenty about town
There were plenty of people to help, but of course the young lady who should go down as governess would be in supreme authority.
But no more of this blubbering now, we are going a-whaling, and there is plenty of that yet to come.
The English were preceded in the whale fishery by the Hollanders, Zealanders, and Danes; from whom they derived many terms still extant in the fishery; and what is yet more, their fat old fashions, touching plenty to eat and drink.
I do not mean that he ill-used me, but he did not care for us one bit further than to see that we had plenty to eat, and shelter in the winter.
And there are plenty of vegetables left in the garden.