abundant

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First attested about 1380. From Middle English abundaunt,[1] habundaunt,[2] aboundant, from Anglo-Norman abundant, from Old French abondant, from Latin abundāns, present participle of abundo (to overflow, to abound). Compare abound.

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abundant (comparative more abundant, superlative most abundant)

  1. Fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity; overflowing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][3]
    • [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
  2. Richly supplied; wealthy; possessing in great quantity. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][3]
    • Abundant in goodness and truth. — Exodus, 34:6
  3. (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.][3]

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  • (richly supplied): Normally followed by the word in or (obsolete) of.

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  1. ^ William Morris (editor), The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1971 [1969]; American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.; ISBN 0-395-09066-0), page 6
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10

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Latin abudans

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abundant m, f (masculine and feminine plural abundants)

  1. abundant; plentiful

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abundant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of abundō