Abundance

  • 1 Abundance — may refer to: * Abundance (economics), the opposite of scarcity * Abundance (ecology), the relative representation of a species in a community * Abundance (programming language), a Forth like computer programming language * Abundance, a property… …

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  • 2 Abundance — A*bun dance ([.a]*b[u^]n dans), n. [OE. (h)abundaunce, abundance, F. abondance, L. abundantia, fr. abundare. See {Abound}.] An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: strictly… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 abundance — ► NOUN 1) a very large quantity. 2) the state of having a very large quantity; plentifulness: vines grew in abundance. 3) the amount of something present in a particular area, volume, or sample. ORIGIN Latin abundantia, from abundare overflow …

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  • 4 abundance — index boom (prosperity), bulk, plethora, prosperity, quantity, quorum, spate, store ( …

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  • 5 abundance — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. abondance and directly from L. abundantia fullness, plenty, noun of state from abundantem (nom. abundans), prp. of abundare to overflow (see ABOUND (Cf. abound)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 abundance — [n] great amount or supply affluence, ampleness, bounty, copiousness, fortune, myriad, opulence, plenitude, plenty, plethora, profusion, prosperity, prosperousness, riches, thriving, wealth; concepts 710,767 Ant. dearth, deficiency, inadequacy,… …

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  • 7 abundance — [ə bun′dəns] n. [ME aboundaunce < OFr abondaunce < L abundantia < prp. of abundare: see ABOUND] 1. a great supply; more than sufficient quantity 2. great plenty; wealth …

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  • 8 abundance — n. 1) an abundance of (there was an abundance of water power) 2) in abundance (we had food in abundance) 3) of abundance (a life of abundance) * * * [ə bʌndəns] of abundance (a life of abundance) an abundance of (there was an abundance of water… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 abundance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, rich, sheer ▪ We were amazed by the sheer abundance of food. ▪ relative ▪ high, low …

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  • 10 abundance — a|bun|dance [əˈbʌndəns] n [singular, U] a large quantity of something abundance of ▪ an abundance of wavy red hair in abundance ▪ One quality the team possessed in abundance was fighting spirit …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 abundance — a|bun|dance [ ə bʌndəns ] noun uncount FORMAL a very large quantity of something: abundance of: The lake attracts an abundance of wildlife. in abundance: The evidence is there in abundance. ─ opposite SCARCITY …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 abundance — [[t]əbʌ̱ndəns[/t]] N SING COLL: usu N of n, also in N An abundance of something is a large quantity of it. This area of France has an abundance of safe beaches and a pleasing climate. ...the variety and abundance of wildlife found in Florida...… …

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  • 13 abundance — noun (singular, uncountable) a large quantity of something: an abundance of: an abundance of wavy red hair | in abundance: Wild flowers grow in abundance on the hillsides …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 abundance — UK [əˈbʌndəns] / US noun [singular/uncountable] formal a very large quantity of something abundance of: The lake attracts an abundance of wildlife. in abundance: The evidence is there in abundance …

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  • 15 abundance — /euh bun deuhns/, n. 1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain. 2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart. 3. affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance. 4. Physics, Chem. the number of atoms… …

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  • 16 abundance — /əˈbʌndəns/ (say uh bunduhns) noun 1. an overflowing quantity or supply: an abundance of grain. 2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart. 3. affluence; wealth. 4. Also, abondance. Cards (in solo whist) a call of nine tricks. 5. Physics the …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 abundance — n. 1 a very great quantity, usu. considered to be more than enough. 2 wealth, affluence. 3 wealth of emotion (abundance of heart). 4 a call in solo whist undertaking to make nine tricks. Etymology: ME f. OF abundance f. L abundantia (as ABUNDANT) …

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  • 18 abundance — noun a) An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth. , It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state …

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  • 19 abundance — Synonyms and related words: accumulation, acres, adequacy, affluence, amassment, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, avalanche, backlog, bags, barrels, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, budget, bumper crop, bushel, cloud of words,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 abundance — noun the abundance of donated funds was completely unexpected Syn: profusion, plentifulness, profuseness, copiousness, amplitude, lavishness, bountifulness, bounty; host, cornucopia, riot; plenty, quantities, scores, multitude; informal millions …

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