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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring in abundance: synonym: plentiful.
  • adjective Having an abundance of something; abounding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Plentiful; present in great quantity; fully sufficient: as, an abundant supply.
  • Possessing in great quantity; copiously supplied; having great plenty; abounding: followed by in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed by in, rarely by with.
  • adjective (Math.) a number, the sum of whose aliquot parts exceeds the number itself. Thus, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, the aliquot parts of 12, make the number 16. This is opposed to a deficient number, as 14, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2, 7, the sum of which is 10; and to a perfect number, which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts, as 6, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2., 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective present in great quantity

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English aboundant, from Old French abondant, from Latin abundāns, abundant-, present participle of abundāre, to overflow; see abound.]

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