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Meaning of PLENTY

Pronunciation:  'plentee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone"
  2. [n]  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
  3. [adv]  as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

PLENTY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: batch, deal, enough, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew
 See Also: abundance, copiousness, deluge, flood, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, teemingness, torrent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plen"ty\, n.; pl. {Plenties}, in --Shak. [OE. plentee,
    plente, OF. plent['e], fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus full. See
    {Full}, a., and cf. {Complete}.]
    Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency;
    specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample
    supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness. ``Plenty of
    corn and wine.'' --Gen. xxvii. 28. ``Promises Britain peace
    and plenty.'' --Shak.
          Houses of office stuffed with plentee.   --Chaucer.
          The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the
          world.                                   --Thomson.
    Syn: Abundance; exuberance. See {Abundance}.
  2. \Plen"ty\, a.
    Plentiful; abundant. [Obs. or Colloq.]
          If reasons were as plenty as blackberries. --Shak.
                                                   (Folio ed.)
          Those countries where shrubs are plenty. --Goldsmith.
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