plenty
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈplɛnti/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈplɛnti/, [ˈplɛɾ̃i], [ˈplɛni]
    • (pin-pen) IPA: [ˈplɪɾ̃i], [ˈplɪni]

Noun

plenty

  1. A more-than-adequate amount.
    We are lucky to live in a land of peace and plenty.
    • 1798, Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population:
      During this season of distress, the discouragements to marriage, and the difficulty of rearing a family are so great that population is at a stand. In the mean time the cheapness of labour, the plenty of labourers, and the necessity of an increased industry amongst them, encourage cultivators to employ more labour upon their land, to turn up fresh soil, and to manure and improve more completely what is already in tillage
Synonyms Translations
Pronoun
  1. More than enough.
    I think six eggs should be plenty for this recipe.

Adverb

plenty (not comparable)

  1. More than sufficiently.
    This office is plenty big enough for our needs.
  2. (colloquial) Used as an intensifier, very.
    She was plenty mad at him.
Translations
  • Russian: мно́го

Determiner
  1. (nonstandard) much, enough
    There'll be plenty time later for that
  2. (nonstandard) many
    Get a manicure. Plenty men do it.

Adjective

plenty

  1. (obsolete) plentiful
    • 1597, Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, Act I, Scene IV:
      if reasons were as plenty as blackberries
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
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      There are, among the Irish, men of as much worth and honour as any among the English: nay, to speak the truth, generosity of spirit is rather more common among them. I have known some examples there, too, of good husbands; and I believe these are not very plenty in England.
    • 1836, The American Gardener's Magazine and Register, volume 2, page 279:
      Radishes are very plenty. Of cabbages a few heads of this year's crop have come to hand this week, and sold readily at quotations; […]
Related terms
Plenty
Proper noun
  1. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  2. A town in Tasmania, Australia.
  3. A town in Victoria, Australia.



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