adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin abundant-, abundans, present participle of abundare to abound Date: 14th century 1. a. marked by great plenty (as of resources) <
a fair and abundant land
b. amply supplied ; abounding <
an area abundant with bird life
2. occurring in abundance ; ample <
abundant rainfall
Synonyms: see plentifulabundantly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Abundant — A*bun dant, a. [OE. (h)abundant, aboundant, F. abondant, fr. L. abudans, p. pr. of abundare. See {Abound}.] Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; followed by in, rarely by with. Abundant in goodness and truth. Exod. xxxiv. 6. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abundant — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. abundant and directly from L. abundantem (nom. abundans) overflowing, prp. of abundare to overflow (see ABOUND (Cf. abound)). Related: Abundantly …   Etymology dictionary

  • abundant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing or available in large quantities; plentiful. 2) (abundant in) having plenty of. DERIVATIVES abundantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • abundant — [ə bun′dənt] adj. [ME aboundaunt < OFr abondaunt < L prp. of abundare: see ABOUND] 1. very plentiful; more than sufficient; ample 2. well supplied; rich (in something) [woods abundant in game] SYN. PLENTIFUL abundantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • abundant — index ample, considerable, copious, full, liberal (generous), multiple, predominant, prevailing ( …   Law dictionary

  • abundant — copious, ample, *plentiful, plenteous Analogous words: abounding, teeming, overflowing (see TEEM): *profuse, lavish, luxuriant, lush, exuberant Antonyms: scarce Contrasted words: infrequent, rare, uncommon: *meager, scant, scanty, skimpy,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abundant — [adj] plentiful, large in number abounding, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, crawling with*, cup runs over with*, eco rich, exuberant, filled, full, generous, heavy, lavish, liberal, lousy with*, luxuriant, mucho*, no end of*, overflowing,… …   New thesaurus

  • abundant — 01. The United States is known for its [abundant] natural resources. 02. It is hard to understand why so many people in this country are desperately poor in a land of such great [abundance]. 03. It is [abundantly] clear to me that we have a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • abundant — abundantly, adv. /euh bun deuhnt/, adj. 1. present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient: an abundant supply of water. 2. well supplied; abounding: a river abundant in salmon. 3. richly supplied: an abundant land. [1325 75; ME ( < …   Universalium

  • abundant — adj. (formal) abundant in (abundant in natural resources) * * * [ə bʌndənt] (formal) abundant in (abundant in natural resources) …   Combinatory dictionary

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