Plethora

  • 1 Plethora — (gr. πληθώρα plethóra „Fülle“, „Überfülle“) bezeichnet ein Symptom, das mit einer Volumenvermehrung einer Körperflüssigkeit einhergeht. Als Plethora vera („echte Überfülle“, auch Plethora sanguine) wird eine vermehrte Blutfülle bei gesteigerter… …

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  • 2 Plethora — Pleth o*ra, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be or become full. Cf. {Pleonasm}.] 1. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 plethora — 1540s, a medical word for excess of body fluid, from L.L. plethora, from Gk. plethore fullness, from plethein be full (see POLY (Cf. poly )). Figurative meaning too much, overfullness in any respect is first recorded 1700. Related: Plethoric …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 plethora — ► NOUN ▪ an excessive amount of: a plethora of complaints. ORIGIN Latin, from Greek pl thein be full …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Plethōra — (v. gr.), Vollblütigkeit; daher Plethorisch, vollblütig …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Plethōra — (griech.), s. Vollblütigkeit …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Plethora — Plethōra (grch.), Vollblütigkeit …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 plethora — I noun abundance, accumulation, amplitude, congestion, deluge, engorgement, excess, exorbitance, exorbitancy, flood, full measure, fullness, glut, great quantity, heap, impletion, inundation, load, margin, nimiety, overabundance, overflow,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 plethora — meaning ‘an oversupply, an excess’, is pronounced pleth ǝ rǝ and is a singular noun …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 plethora — [n] excess deluge, flood, glut, many, much, overabundance, overflow, overkill, overmuch, plenty, profusion, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; concepts 767,787 Ant. few, lack, little, need, rarity, scarcity, want …

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  • 11 plethora — [pleth′ə rə] n. [ML < Gr plēthōrē < plēthein, to be FULL1] 1. the state of being too full; overabundance; excess 2. an abnormal condition characterized by an excess of blood in the circulatory system or in some part of it …

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  • 12 plethora — noun a plethora of opinion polls Syn: excess, overabundance, superabundance, surplus, glut, superfluity, surfeit, profusion; (a plethora of) , too many, too much, enough and to spare; informal more than one can shake a stick at Ant: dearth •• …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 plethora — noun a plethora of formal an amount of something that is larger than is needed or more than you can deal with: a plethora of suggestions | a plethora of paperwork …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 plethora — /pleth euhr euh/, n. 1. overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance. 2. Pathol. Archaic. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood. [1535 45; < NL < Gk… …

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  • 15 plethora — pleth|o|ra [ˈpleθərə] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: Greek, fullness , from plethein to be full ] a plethora of sth formal a very large number of something, usually more than you need ▪ a plethora of suggestions …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 plethora — [[t]ple̱θərə[/t]] N SING: N of n A plethora of something is a large amount of it, especially an amount of it that is greater than you need, want, or can cope with. [FORMAL] A plethora of new operators will be allowed to enter the market …

    English dictionary

  • 17 plethora — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Greek plēthōra, literally, fullness, from plēthein to be full more at full Date: 1541 1. a bodily condition characterized by an excess of blood and marked by turgescence and a florid complexion 2. excess,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 plethora — noun /ˈplɛθəɹə,plɪˈθɔəɹə/ a) An excessive amount or number; an abundance. The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world. b) An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours …

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  • 19 plethora — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. superabundance (see sufficiency). Ant., paucity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. surplus, overabundance, plenty; see excess 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [PLETH ur uh] an… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 plethora — pleth|o|ra [ pleθərə ] noun singular FORMAL plethora of a greater amount than you need or want: PROFUSION ─ opposite DEARTH …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English