- a full or abundant supply or amount: There is plenty of time.
- the state or quality of being plentiful; abundance: resources in plenty.
- an abundance, as of goods or luxuries, or a time of such abundance: the plenty of a rich harvest; the plenty that comes with peace.
- existing in ample quantity or number; plentiful; abundant: Food is never too plenty in the area.
- more than sufficient; ample: That helping is plenty for me.
- Informal. fully; quite: plenty good enough.
Origin of plenty
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Examples from the Web for plentier
There is no plentier place for fur; and we will have it all!Two on the Trail
They were but a handful, and you were plentier than prairie wolves.Oak Openings
James Fenimore Cooper
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
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
- (often foll by of) a great number, amount, or quantity; lotsplenty of time; there are plenty of cars on display here
- generous or ample supplies of wealth, produce, or resourcesthe age of plenty
- in plenty existing in abundancefood in plenty
- very many; ampleplenty of people believe in ghosts
- (as pronoun)there's plenty more; that's plenty, thanks
- not standard, mainly US (intensifier)he was plenty mad
- informal more than adequately; abundantlythe water's plenty hot enough
- Bay of Plenty a large bay of the Pacific on the NE coast of the North Island, New Zealand
Word Origin and History for plentier
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.
Idioms and Phrases with plentier
see under not the only fish in the sea.