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- First attested about 1380.
- From Middle English abundaunt, habundaunt, aboundant, from Anglo-Norman abundant, from Old French abondant, from Latin abundāns, present participle of abundo (“to overflow, to abound”).
- See abound.
- Fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity; overflowing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- [W]ith their magical words they [poets] bring forth to our eyesight the abundant images and beauties of creation. — Leigh Hunt, On the Realities of Imagination
- Richly supplied; wealthy; possessing in great quantity. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- Abundant in goodness and truth. — Exodus, 34:6
- (mathematics) Being an abundant number, i.e. less than the sum of all of its divisors except itself. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
Usage notes 
- (richly supplied): Normally followed by the word in or (obsolete) of.
- ample (see here for explanation of distinctions)
- See also Wikisaurus:abundant
Derived terms 
Related terms 
fully sufficient; plentiful
- ^ 1971 , Morris, William editor, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New York, NY: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., ISBN 0-395-09066-0, page 6:
- ^ 1976 , Gove, Philip Babcock editor, Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged, Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., ISBN 0-87779-101-5, page 8:
- 2003 , Brown, Lesley editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, edition 5th, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7, page 10:
- Rhymes: -ant
abundant m, f (masculine and feminine plural abundants)
- third-person plural present active indicative of abundō