verb (used with object) Chiefly Scot.

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
Related formsplen·ish·er, nounplen·ish·ment, nounun·plen·ished, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plenished

Historical Examples of plenished

  • The yule-log was blazing on the hearth, and their cups were bright and plenished.

  • Some were regular type-cases, plenished with glittering new fonts all distributed.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

    Stewart Edward White

  • A cold wind blew from the gate, bringing with it an evil odour; but it did not chill me, for the sun had plenished me with warmth.


    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for plenished



(tr) Scot to fill, stock, or resupply
Derived Formsplenisher, nounplenishment, noun

Word Origin for plenish

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