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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plentiful mean? 

PLENTIFUL (adjective)
  The adjective PLENTIFUL has 3 senses:

1. existing in great number or quantity
2. affording an abundant supply
3. producing in abundance

  Familiarity information: PLENTIFUL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PLENTIFUL (adjective)

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Existing in great number or quantity

Context example:

rhinoceroses were once plentiful here


abundant (present in great quantity)

Sense 2plentiful [BACK TO TOP]


Affording an abundant supply


plenteous; ample; copious; plentiful; rich

Context examples:

had ample food for the party / copious provisions / food is plentiful / a plenteous grape harvest / a rich supply


abundant (present in great quantity)

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Producing in abundance


bountiful; plentiful

Context examples:

the bountiful earth / a plentiful year / fruitful soil


fruitful (productive or conducive to producing in abundance)

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