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Definition of "plenty" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plenty" in a sentence
  • ""But," he adds, "no man who can have a piece of land of his own sufficient by his labour to subsist his family in plenty is poor enough to be a manufacturer and work for his master while there is land enough in America for our people there can never be manufacturers to any amount or value.""
  • "My husband was discussing the advantages when we were on board the steamer coming from Suez, and they are, first, that, with Abyssinia friendly, the left flank of an advancing army would be absolutely safe as far as Kassala, while water in plenty is to be found along the whole road."
  • "Fanny wondered what she called plenty of room, but had yet to learn the signification of the term when applied to the dressing-room of a western party."