in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies):
He had troubles aplenty.
sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly:
He howled aplenty when hurt.
Pete says he’ll be right there a-plenty when they’re took by force.
Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
You make out a list of what dope you want—and be sure yuh get a-plenty.
Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
I fancy all you fellows have a-plenty of defending me to do, though truly it is hardly worth while.
The Letters of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce
All we heard was, ‘They’ll kill all the slaves,’ and such hearing was a-plenty!
Slave Narratives, Oklahoma Various
Mose muttered to Reynolds: “He’s due to bolt, and I’m going to quirt him a-plenty.”
The Eagle’s Heart Hamlin Garland
He has got to show me a-plenty what right he had to say you was wonderfully beautiful.
The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
Why, he’s making th’ best time he can, an’ that’s a-plenty, too.
Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
That I certain admits, nodded the other; but how it was did is what puzzles me a-plenty.
Frank Merriwell’s Triumph Burt L. Standish
Critics there were a-plenty who wagged a sad head because the advertising was undignified.
The Building of a Book Various
Didn’t Pede do that, an’ didn’t he beat Pede a-plenty at his own game?
Frank Merriwell’s Backers Burt L. Standish
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
1830, originally U.S., from a- (1) + plenty (n.). First attested in writings of J. Fenimore Cooper.
annual return. Army Regulation; Army Regulations. Insurance. all risks. abbreviation anno regni all risks Latin anno Regni (in the year of the reign)
- A. s.
Associate in Science. . . accident and sickness. Historical Examples Why waste your time, Mr. Johnston, telling us you don’t like a. s.? Astounding Stories, March, 1931 Various He attacked us here, and after he had killed the others he admitted to me that he was a spy for the a. s. Evil Out of […]
noun the primary urine or blood sample used in doping tests in professional sports; if the A-sample tests positive, the B-sample is tested to confirm or invalidate the results See also B-sample
noun the side of a gramophone record regarded as the more important one Historical Examples And yf e addicioun sholde be made to a cifre, sette it a-side, and write in his place .5. The Earliest Arithmetics in English Anonymous