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Webster 1913 Edition


Abundant

A-bun′dant

,
Adj.
[OE.
(h)abundant
,
aboundant
, F.
abondant
, fr. L.
abudans
, p. pr. of
abundare
. See
Abound
.]
Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; – followed by in, rarely by with.
Abundant in goodness and truth.”
Exod. xxxiv. 6.
Abundant number
(Math.)
,
a number, the sum of whose aliquot parts exceeds the number itself. Thus, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, the aliquot parts of 12, make the number 16. This is opposed to a
deficient
number, as 14, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2, 7, the sum of which is 10; and to a
perfect
number, which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts, as 6, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2., 3.
Syn. – Ample; plentiful; copious; plenteous; exuberant; overflowing; rich; teeming; profuse; bountiful; liberal. See
Ample
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Abundant

ABUND'ANT

,
Adj.
Plentiful; in great quantity; fully sufficient; as an abundant supply. In scripture, abounding; having in great quantity; overflowing with.
The Lord God is abundant in goodness and truth. Ex. xxxiv.
Abundant number, in arithmetic, is one, the sum of whose aliquot parts exceeds the number itself. Thus 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, the aliquot parts of 12, make the sum of 16. This is opposed to a deficient number, as 14, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2, 7, the sum of which is 10; and to a perfect number, which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts, as 6, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2, 3.

Definition 2021


abundant

abundant

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Adjective

abundant (comparative more abundant, superlative most abundant)

  1. Fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity; overflowing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][3]
    • [W]ith their magical words they [poets] bring forth to our eyesight the abundant images and beauties of creation. — Leigh Hunt, On the Realities of Imagination
  2. Richly supplied; wealthy; possessing in great quantity. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][3]
    • Abundant in goodness and truth. — Exodus, 34:6
  3. (mathematics) Being an abundant number, i.e. less than the sum of all of its divisors except itself. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][3]

Usage notes

  • (richly supplied): Normally followed by the word in or (obsolete) of.

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References

  1. William Morris (editor), The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1971 [1969]; American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.; ISBN 0-395-09066-0), page 6
  2. Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
  3. 1 2 3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10

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Etymology

Latin abudans

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

abundant m, f (masculine and feminine plural abundants)

  1. abundant; plentiful

Latin

Verb

abundant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of abundō