noun, plural plen·ties.
- pleno jure,
- plenum system,
- plenum ventilation,
Origin of plenty
Examples from the Web for plentier
May they bloom like clover heads, be plentier nor bar-skins, and follow the example o' Peggy, every mother's daughter on 'em!Ella Barnwell|Emerson Bennett
But the stills were plentier than the mills, and as much corn was made into whisky as into bread.Stories Of Ohio|William Dean Howells
They were but a handful, and you were plentier than prairie wolves.Oak Openings|James Fenimore Cooper
There is no plentier place for fur; and we will have it all!Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
noun plural -ties
- very many; ampleplenty of people believe in ghosts
- (as pronoun)there's plenty more; that's plenty, thanks
Word Origin for plenty
mid-13c., "as much as one could desire," from Old French plentee, earlier plentet "abundance, profusion" (12c., Modern French dialectal plenté), from Latin plenitatem (nominative plenitas) "fullness," from plenus "complete, full" (see plenary). Meaning "condition of general abundance" is from late 14c. The colloquial adverb meaning "very much" is first attested 1842. Middle English had parallel formation plenteth, from the older Old French form of the word.
see under not the only fish in the sea.