[plen-tee] /ˈplɛn ti/
noun, plural plenties.
a full or abundant supply or amount:
There is plenty of time.
the state or quality of being ; abundance:
resources in plenty.
an abundance, as of goods or luxuries, or a time of such abundance:
the plenty of a rich harvest; the plenty that comes with peace.
existing in ample quantity or number; ; abundant:
Food is never too plenty in the area.
more than sufficient; ample:
That helping is plenty for me.
Informal. fully; quite:
plenty good enough.
noun (pl) -ties
(often foll by of) a great number, amount, or quantity; lots: plenty of time, there are plenty of cars on display here
generous or ample supplies of wealth, produce, or resources: the age of plenty
in plenty, existing in abundance: food in plenty
(not standard, mainly US) (intensifier): he was plenty mad
(informal) more than adequately; abundantly: the water’s plenty hot enough
Bay of Plenty, a large bay of the Pacific on the NE coast of the North Island, New Zealand
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.
Very; very much; extraordinarily: I was plenty cautious (1842+)
see under not the only fish in the sea
[plee-nuh m, plen-uh m] /ˈpli nəm, ˈplɛn əm/ noun, plural plenums, plena [plee-nuh, plen-uh] /ˈpli nə, ˈplɛn ə/ (Show IPA) 1. the state or a space in which a gas, usually air, is contained at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure. 2. a full assembly, as a joint legislative assembly. 3. a space, usually above […]
- Plenum cable
hardware Cable that can be (legally) installed in the plenum (the space between a ceiling and the floor above it). Such cable is (usually) teflon-coated so that it will not give off toxic fumes when burned. In some parts of the world such cable is required by law. (1996-08-25)
noun 1. a system of mechanical ventilation in which fresh air is forced into the spaces to be ventilated from a chamber (plenum chamber) at a pressure slightly higher than atmospheric pressure, so as to expel foul air.
- Plenum system
noun 1. a type of air-conditioning system in which air is passed into a room at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure