[ uh-buhn-duhnt ]
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  1. present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient: an abundant supply of water.

  2. well supplied with something; abounding: a river abundant in salmon.

  1. richly supplied, as with resources: an abundant land.

Origin of abundant

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English (from Middle French ), from Latin abundant- (stem of abundāns) overflowing. See abound, -ant

synonym study For abundant

1. See plentiful.

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Other words from abundant

  • a·bun·dant·ly, adverb
  • pre·a·bun·dant, adjective
  • pre·a·bun·dant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for abundant


/ (əˈbʌndənt) /

  1. existing in plentiful supply

  2. (postpositive foll by in) having a plentiful supply (of)

  1. (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

  2. (of an isotope) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other isotopes in a mixture of isotopes

Origin of abundant

C14: from Latin abundant-, present participle of abundāre to abound

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