- overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance.
- Pathology Archaic. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood.
Origin of plethora
Examples from the Web for plethora
There should be a plethora of four-letter words flying around the Veep set this morning.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
Where there was a plethora of strong women, instead of just, like, Kristen Wiig doing every sketch each week.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
October 31, 2014
Like the best pop stars, Swift has borrowed from a plethora of genres and influences.Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Country’s Prodigal Daughter Creates the Best Pop Album of the Year
October 25, 2014
Within hours of the pictures ending up online, a plethora of articles were written.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women
October 15, 2014
During the mid-to-late 1980s, he went on an absolute tear, helming a plethora of irresistible entertainments.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper
July 27, 2014
That would be worse, Lawrence, for the damp might cause a plethora.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Man produces gestalts, and cuts form out of the plethora of nothingness.Warm
Your present plethora of acquirements will soon cure itself.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The intestines of our mountains are gorged with precious ore to plethora.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Taxation is necessary just as blood-letting is necessary in plethora.Comic Arithmetic
- superfluity or excess; overabundance
- pathol obsolete a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face
Word Origin and History for plethora
1540s, a medical word for "excess of body fluid," from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethore "fullness," from plethein "be full" (see pleio-). Figurative meaning "too-muchness, overfullness in any respect" is first recorded 1700. Related: Plethoric.
- An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
- An excess of any of the body fluids.