[ plen-ish ]

verb (used with object)Chiefly Scot.
  1. to fill up; stock; furnish.

Origin of plenish

1425–75; late Middle English plenyss<Middle French pleniss-, long stem of plenir to fill, ultimately <Latin plēnus full. See plenum, -ish2

Other words from plenish

  • plen·ish·er, noun
  • plen·ish·ment, noun
  • un·plen·ished, adjective

Words Nearby plenish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use plenish in a sentence

  • To all this a little money is added by the parties present, to enable the young couple to plenish their little domicile.

  • The pretty cowherd would fill the pail with water to plenish the tubs from which her charges drank.

    Norway | Beatrix Jungman

British Dictionary definitions for plenish


/ (ˈplɛnɪʃ) /

  1. (tr) Scot to fill, stock, or resupply

Origin of plenish

C15: from Old French pleniss-, from plenir, from Latin plēnus full

Derived forms of plenish

  • plenisher, noun
  • plenishment, noun

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