plenteous
adjective Etymology: Middle English plentevous, plenteous, from Anglo-French plentivus, from plentif abundant, from plenté plenty Date: 14th century 1. fruitful, productive <
a plenteous harvest — J. G. Frazer
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— usually used with in or of <
the seasons had been plenteous in corn — George Eliot
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2. constituting or existing in plenty <
plenteous grace with thee is found — Charles Wesley
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plenteously adverbplenteousness noun

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  • Plenteous — Plen te*ous, a. [From {Plenty}.] 1. Containing plenty; abundant; copious; plentiful; sufficient for every purpose; as, a plenteous supply. Reaping plenteous crop. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Yielding abundance; productive; fruitful. The seven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plenteous — plenteous, plentiful The normal word in current English is plentiful, but plenteous will be found especially in literary works of the 19c and earlier …   Modern English usage

  • plenteous — index ample, copious, multiple, replete, rife Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plenteous — c.1300, from O.Fr. plentiveus fertile, rich (early 13c.), from plentif abundant, from plenté abundance (see PLENTY (Cf. plenty)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • plenteous — *plentiful, ample, abundant, copious Analogous words: & Antonyms: see those at PLENTIFUL …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • plenteous — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ plentiful …   English terms dictionary

  • plenteous — [plen′tē əs] adj. [ME plentevous < OFr < plente, PLENTY] 1. marked by or being in abundance; plentiful; copious 2. producing abundantly; fruitful; productive plenteously adv. plenteousness n …   English World dictionary

  • plenteous — plenteously, adv. plenteousness, n. /plen tee euhs/, adj. 1. plentiful; copious; abundant: a plenteous supply of food. 2. yielding abundantly; fruitful: a plenteous harvest. [1250 1300; ME plenteus (see PLENTY, OUS); r. ME plentivous < OF… …   Universalium

  • plenteous — adjective Of or pertaining to plenty, abundance. His farm, though small, nevertheless allowed him a plenteous supply of healthy food. See Also: plenty, plentiful …   Wiktionary

  • plenteous — See plentiful, plenteous …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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