plenty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv plenty as much as necessary; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks" "Have I eaten enough?"
    • n plenty a full supply "there was plenty of food for everyone"
    • n plenty (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."
    • n Plenty Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness. "Plenty of corn and wine.""Promises Britain peace and plenty .""Houses of office stuffed with plentee .""The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world."
    • a Plenty Plentiful; abundant. "If reasons were as plenty as blackberries.""Those countries where shrubs are plenty ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the late 19th century, millions of human mummies were used as fuel for locomotives in Egypt where wood and coal was scarce, but mummies were plentiful.
    • n plenty Fullness; abundance; copiousness; a full or adequate supply; sufficiency.
    • n plenty Abundance of things necessary for man; the state in which enough is had and enjoyed.
    • n plenty A time of abundance; an era of plenty.
    • plenty Being in abundance; plentiful: an elliptical use of the noun, now chiefly colloquial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plenty plen′ti a full supply: all that can be needed: abundance
    • adj Plenty being in abundance
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Quotations

  • Harriet Martineau
    Harriet%20Martineau
    “Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.”
  • Henry L. Doherty
    Henry L. Doherty
    “Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “In delay there lies no plenty.”
  • Charles Fillmore
    Charles Fillmore
    “We shall serve for the joy of serving, prosperity shall flow to us and through us in unending streams of plenty.”
  • Wernher Von Braun
    Wernher Von Braun
    “Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go -- and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. plentee, plente, OF. plenté, fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus, full. See Full (a.), and cf. Complete

Usage

In literature:

I'll show you plenty, leastwise what we calls lions here.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
There's plenty o' watter here, but never a mountain, nor a toon glinting oot o' the shore.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
We have plenty of room to stand up where we are.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
We ought to go right up the river in a sampan, with plenty of bait, and try in a bit of sharp stream close to one of them deep holes.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
Plenty of gents in the city want clerks.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
So, now, Remus, you shall have plenty of supper, and plenty of patting and coaxing, for you are a clever, good little dog.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Set the feet to be bathed in this, and have plenty of hot water at hand.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
We set out our furniture and had plenty of room to spread the baggage round us.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
He shall have plenty of mustard, but he shall have something else.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Yes Mam, he was plenty bad 'bout runnin' away and gittin' into devilment.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

Is Friendship only felt at best
Where plenty reigns supreme;
And seldom to be found the guest
Of poverty unseen?
"Friendship" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
There's love enough upon the earth,
And beauty too, they say:
There may be plenty, may be dearth,
I care not any way.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Fair things in plenty spread,
They fill faith’s quiet eye;
The heart that hungers and is fed
Fears not the by-and-by.
"Look Up" by John Vance Cheney
And tables were spread to feast them,
With plenty that made them groan,
But away by the Saale river,
Old Leopold wept alone.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Love, I'm doubtin', will be scanty
Roun' ye baith, when I'm awa';
But the kirk has happin' plenty
Close aside me, for you twa.
"A Hidden Life" by George MacDonald
Then mothers nursed their children,
And daughters fed their sires,
And Health sat down with Plenty
Before the next Yule fires.
"The Dole Of Jarl Thorkell" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Carmelo Anthony's been through plenty in his first year and a half in New York.
Charro and entrepreneur Primo Sierra of Decatur has made plenty of friends at coleaderos across the state and regular customers at his taqueria.
You'll find plenty of sweet corn in local markets this summer.
There was plenty of snickering when The Thoroughbred Corp.
FORT WORTH — Brandon Carter has plenty of great memories.
Plenty of auctioneers might take that as a sign to back off.
There are plenty of places in the city of Lubbock to hold a bachelor party but not every place is like the other.
The Barrens are between the tip of the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak where strong currents merge creating severe tides and rich upwellings that provide plentiful food for all the diverse seabirds and marine mammals of the Barrens .
The next three days should bring plenty of great baseball to Mulcahy Stadium.
And while some are really great, plenty of downers lurk in the aisles.
SO, I'm sure plenty of you had the dinner of champions last night for St Paddy's Day: corned beef and cabbage.
Local pubs celebrate St Patrick's Day with plenty of corned beef, beer.
It's shaping up to be a terrific Opening Day at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, with plenty of snow, four lifts and the gondola to the top.
The fair is already underway, and there's plenty to do with the kids at the event.
I've plenty of tasty treats to bestow on the good little boys and girls this morning.
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In science:

CoRoT aims for these positions in order to obtain a high surface density of stars (to give plenty of targets in its small 8.2 deg2 field of view) which are easily followed up using ground-based telescopes in both hemispheres.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
Extrapolating current disk space growth rates to 2030 will put the entire LSST catalog (∼ 200 TB) easily onto a single disk with plenty of room for associated data.
Data challenges of time domain astronomy
We would also like to thank an anonymous referee for giving us plenty of helpful suggestions and references that certainly increased the value of this article.
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
ET in ∆Y is always larger than p0 , while in the 2 → 3 case we can have (and have plenty of, see ) hard processes where two partons fall outside ∆Y and one soft parton inside.
Multiplicities and $p_T$ spectra in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions from a next-to-leading order improved perturbative QCD + saturation + hydrodynamics model
There are plenty of examples where one has polynomial or stretched exponential mixing, for example in the context of diffusion processes.
Random Walks in Dynamic Random Environments: A transference principle
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