Definitions for: Plenty


[n] a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone"
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[adv] as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"



Webster (1913) Definition: Plen"ty, n.; pl. Plenties, in --Shak. [OE. plentee,
plente, OF. plent['e], fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus full. See
Full, a., and cf. Complete.]
Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency;
specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample
supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness. ``Plenty of
corn and wine.'' --Gen. xxvii. 28. ``Promises Britain peace
and plenty.'' --Shak.

Houses of office stuffed with plentee. --Chaucer.

The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the
world. --Thomson.

Syn: Abundance; exuberance. See Abundance.


Plen"ty, a.
Plentiful; abundant. [Obs. or Colloq.]

If reasons were as plenty as blackberries. --Shak.
(Folio ed.)

Those countries where shrubs are plenty. --Goldsmith.

Synonyms: batch, deal, enough, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew

See Also: abundance, copiousness, deluge, flood, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, teemingness, torrent

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