- present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient: an abundant supply of water.
- well supplied with something; abounding: a river abundant in salmon.
- richly supplied, as with resources: an abundant land.
Origin of abundant
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Examples from the Web for abundant
Especially in the U.S., where fast food restaurants are abundant and two-thirds of people are overweight or obese.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession
October 25, 2014
His “gold” is the labor in Africa—cheap, trainable, abundant, and ready to work.'Made in China' Now Being Made in Africa
August 23, 2014
Dolores has abundant gripes, late arrivals, and a sluggish pace among them.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway
August 8, 2014
There are the enthusiastic fans, as well as girls in mini skirts with abundant cleavage promoting the latest TV series.Too Many Spider-Men, Too Little Time: Get Ready for Comic-Con
July 10, 2014
Many of the fuels we use to generate electricity —natural gas, oil, coal—are abundant yet finite.Will Food Waste Power Your Home?
The Daily Beast
June 16, 2014
The ablutionary fluid is most difficult to be had in places where water is abundant.
Then she recovered somewhat, and sobbed gently in an abundant fall of tears.The Secret Agent
Refreshed by abundant sleep and good food he was in the highest of spirits.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
About sundown he took in his decoy Hen, as Owls were abundant, and went back to his camp.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
What she perceived was that she needed all her love and care, and these she offered in abundant measure.The Hunted Outlaw
- existing in plentiful supply
- (postpositive foll by in) having a plentiful supply (of)
- (of a chemical element or mineral) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other elements or minerals in the earth's crust or some other specified environment
- (of an isotope) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other isotopes in a mixture of isotopes
Word Origin and History for abundant
late 14c., from Old French abundant and directly from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) "overflowing," present participle of abundare "to overflow" (see abound). Related: Abundantly.