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 […]
to use wrongly or improperly; misuse: to abuse one’s authority. to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way: to abuse a horse; to abuse one’s eyesight. to speak insultingly, harshly, and unjustly to or about; revile; malign. to commit sexual assault upon. Obsolete. to deceive or mislead. wrong or improper use; misuse: the abuse […]
improper use of words; unidiomatic or ungrammatical language.