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Webster 1913 Edition


Plentiful

Plen′ti-ful

,
Adj.
1.
Containing plenty; copious; abundant; ample;
as, a
plentiful
harvest; a
plentiful
supply of water.
2.
Yielding abundance; prolific; fruitful.
If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more
plentiful
year.
Bacon.
3.
Lavish; profuse; prodigal.
[Obs.]
He that is
plentiful
in expenses will hardly be preserved from
Bacon.
Plen′ti-ful-ly
,
adv.
Plen′ti-ful-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Plentiful

PLEN'TIFUL

,
Adj.
[from plenty.] Copious; abundant; adequate to every purpose; as a plentiful crop of grain; a plentiful harvest; a plentiful supply of water; a plentiful fortune.
1.
Yielding abundant crops; affording ample supply; fruitful; as a plentiful year.

Definition 2021


plentiful

plentiful

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Adjective

plentiful (comparative plentifuller or plentifuler or more plentiful, superlative plentifullest or plentifulest or most plentiful)

  1. Existing in large number or ample amount.
    a plentiful harvest
    a plentiful supply of water
    She accumulated a plentiful collection of books.
  2. Yielding abundance; fruitful.
    Some years, the tree is a plentiful source of apples.
    • Francis Bacon
      If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more plentiful year.
  3. (obsolete) lavish; profuse; prodigal
    • Francis Bacon
      He that is plentiful in expenses will hardly be preserved from decay.

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