noun, plural plen·ties.
Origin of plenty
Synonyms for plenty
Related Words for plentierabounding, ample, bountiful, chock-full, complete, copious, enough, excessive, extravagant, exuberant, fertile, flowing, flush, fruitful, full, fulsome, generous, improvident, infinite, large
Examples from the Web for plentier
Historical Examples of 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
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.