- plentiful; copious; abundant: a plenteous supply of food.
- yielding abundantly; fruitful: a plenteous harvest.
Origin of plenteous
Related Words for plenteousabundant, affluent, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, full, galore, handsome, heavy, large, lavish, liberal, luxuriant, overflowing, plenitudinous, plentiful, rich, substantial, unstinting
Examples from the Web for plenteous
Historical Examples of plenteous
For when has Desdemona shown high and plenteous wit or invention?The Man Shakespeare
At once a table stood before him, covered with a fine and plenteous meal.The Chinese Fairy Book
Being slow to anger and plenteous in mercy, I will forgive you if you come soon.The Christian
If you would have plenteous grace, young reader, seek it now!Broken Bread
All these beasts, and many more, were enjoying a plenteous repast.The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
- ample; abundanta plenteous supply of food
- producing or yielding abundantlya plenteous grape harvest
Word Origin for plenteous
Word Origin and History for plenteous
c.1300, plentivous, from Old French plentiveus "fertile, rich" (early 13c.), from plentif "abundant," from plentee "abundance" (see plenty). Related: Plentifully; plentifulness.