abundance
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈbʌn.dn̩s/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈbʌn.dn̩s/, /əˈbʌn.dn̩ts/, /əˈbn̩.dn̩s/
  • (Malaysia, Singapore) IPA: /əˈbɑn.dənts/
Noun

abundance

  1. A large quantity; many. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
  2. An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; plentifulness. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    • It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state.
  3. Wealth; affluence; plentiful amount of resources. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  4. Frequency, amount, ratio of something within a given environment or sample. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
  5. (card games) A bid to take nine or more tricks in solo whist. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
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