noun, plural plen·ties.
- pleno jure,
- plenum system,
- plenum ventilation,
Origin of plenty
Examples from the Web for plenty
Plenty of conservative commentators have said he should step down from his leadership position.
Plenty of Jewish kids today grow up with a Christmas tree next to their menorah.
These days, plenty of women are turning to online sites for no-frills male companionship.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Well, there are plenty of nerdy zingers hidden in those thousands of pages.
If 2014 was any indication, the coming TV schedule is sure to be filled with plenty of water-cooler shows.
Nothing is to be done without the divine afflatus, and plenty of it.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
He is rich enough to buy it, nay he has Plenty of it, tho' he hardly ever touches it, when he is by himself.A Letter to Dion|Bernard Mandeville
Come and live with us; there is no place like Sogeri—it is good, it is large, it is peaceful, and there is plenty of food.Adventures in New Guinea|James Chalmers
There's plenty left to fight the fire but nothin' to fight it with.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
You can—this heap has got the legs of a centipede and you've got plenty of gas and oil.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
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.