from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A full or completely adequate amount or supply: plenty of time.
- n. A large quantity or amount; an abundance: "Awards and honors came to her in plenty” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
- n. A condition of general abundance or prosperity: "fruitful regions gladdened by plenty and lulled by peace!” ( Samuel Johnson).
- adj. Plentiful; abundant: "Ships were then not so plenty in those waters as now” ( Herman Melville).
- adv. Informal Sufficiently; very: It's plenty hot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A more than adequate amount.
- pro. A sufficient quantity. More than enough.
- adv. Sufficiently or very.
- adj. plentiful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness.
- adj. Plentiful; abundant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fullness; abundance; copiousness; a full or adequate supply; sufficiency.
- n. Abundance of things necessary for man; the state in which enough is had and enjoyed.
- n. A time of abundance; an era of plenty.
- Being in abundance; plentiful: an elliptical use of the noun, now chiefly colloquial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a full supply
- adv. as much as necessary
- n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Middle English, from Old French plente, from Latin plēnitās, from plēnus, full; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman plenté, from Old French plenté, from Latin plenitatem, accusative of plenitas ("fullness"), from plenus ("complete, full"), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós (“full”) (English full, via Proto-Germanic). (Wiktionary)