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Webster 1913 Edition


Exuberant

Ex-u′ber-ant

,
Adj.
[L.
exuberans
,
exuberantis
, p. pr. of
exuberare
to be abundant;
ex
+
uberare
to be fruitful, fr.
uber
fruitful, fertile,
uber
udder: cf. F.
exubérant
. See
Udder
.]
Characterized by abundance or superabundance; plenteous; rich; overflowing; copious or excessive in production;
as,
exuberant
goodness; an
exuberant
intellect;
exuberant
foliage.
Exuberant spring.”
Thomson.
Ex-u′ber-ant-ly
,
adv.

Webster 1828 Edition


Exuberant

EXU'BERANT

,
Adj.
Abundant; plenteous; rich; as exuberant fertility; exuberant goodness.
1.
Over-abundant; superfluous; luxuriant.
2.
Pouring forth abundance; producing in plenty; as exuberant spring.

Definition 2021


exuberant

exuberant

See also: exubérant

English

Adjective

exuberant (comparative more exuberant, superlative most exuberant)

  1. (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
    • 1882, Frank R. Stockton, "The Lady or the Tiger?":
      He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
    • 1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22:
      She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  2. (of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
    • 1972, Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
      The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.

Translations

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Latin

Verb

exūberant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of exūberō