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.
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
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
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
late 14c., from Old French abundant and directly from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) “overflowing,” present participle of abundare “to overflow” (see abound). Related: Abundantly.
- Abundant number
a positive number that is less than the sum of all positive integers that are submultiples of it, as 12, which is less than the sum of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
- Abundant year
See under . the lunisolar calendar used by Jews, as for determining religious holidays, that is reckoned from 3761 b.c. and was established by Hillel II in the 4th century a.d., the calendar year consisting of 353 days (defective year) 354 days (regular year) or 355 days (perfect year or abundant year) and containing 12 […]
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 Given that, it was abundantly clear that NBC was going to star-cast the lead in Peter Pan with a famous person. Allison […]
(def 2). Historical Examples The whole Temple of Abury may be considered as a picture, and it really is so. The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble Dr. Abury’s practised eye had also detected the rising symptoms. Strange Stories Grant Allen Stukeley (Abury, p. 45) records the finding of a flat gold ring in […]