Dictionary.com

abundance

[ uh-buhn-duhns ]
/ əˈbʌn dəns /
Save This Word!

noun
an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain.
overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.
affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.
Physics, Chemistry. the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of abundance

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin abundantia.See abundant, -ance

synonym study for abundance

1. See plenty.

OTHER WORDS FROM abundance

pre·a·bun·dance, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abundance

abundance , plenty, profusion (see synonym study at plenty)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use abundance in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for abundance

abundance
/ (əˈbʌndəns) /

noun

Word Origin for abundance

C14: via Old French from Latin abundantia, from abundāre to abound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK