Abundant



present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient:
an abundant supply of water.
well supplied with something; :
a river abundant in salmon.
richly supplied, as with resources:
an abundant land.
Contemporary Examples

There are the enthusiastic fans, as well as girls in mini skirts with abundant cleavage promoting the latest TV series.
Too Many Spider-Men, Too Little Time: Get Ready for Comic-Con Annaliza Savage July 9, 2014

AEI’s John Makin warns – with charts and abundant evidence – against sequestration.
Don’t Do it, Congress! David Frum January 28, 2013

The surfaces are covered with abundant graffiti, political stickers, as well as fliers old and new, advertising punk shows.
The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab Stephen Krcmar June 15, 2014

But the pesticide that ensures an abundant crop all too often reaps sorrow.
China’s Female Suicide Mystery Megan Shank June 15, 2010

The crops are abundant so the restaurants are serving the best of the best local produce.
Fresh Picks Sam Talbot March 21, 2011

Historical Examples

The eastern part is abundant in sandstones, breccias, and shales.
Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor

The ablutionary fluid is most difficult to be had in places where water is abundant.
Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 Various

The humble residence of the old philosopher was almost covered with the abundant blossoms brought by joyful children.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

About sundown he took in his decoy Hen, as Owls were abundant, and went back to his camp.
Johnny Bear E. T. Seton

Cod are abundant on this ground from May to July, hake coming somewhat later.
Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine Walter H. Rich

adjective
existing in plentiful supply
(postpositive) foll by in. having a plentiful supply (of)
(of a chemical element or mineral) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other elements or minerals in the earth’s crust or some other specified environment
(of an isotope) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other isotopes in a mixture of isotopes
adj.

late 14c., from Old French abundant and directly from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) “overflowing,” present participle of abundare “to overflow” (see abound). Related: Abundantly.

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