abundance

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•bun•dance /əˈbʌndəns/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a great amount or quantity of: [countable;  usually singular]has an abundance of natural resources.[uncountable]has resources in abundance.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•bun•dance  (ə bundəns),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply:an abundance of grain.
  2. overflowing fullness:abundance of the heart.
  3. affluence;
    wealth:the enjoyment of abundance.
  4. Physics, Chemistrythe number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.
  • Latin abundantia. See abundant, -ance
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged copiousness, plenteousness. See  plenty. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged generosity.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged scarcity.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

abundance /əˈbʌndəns/ n
  1. a copious supply; great amount
  2. fullness or benevolence: from the abundance of my heart
  3. degree of plentifulness

  4. Also called: abondance a call in solo whist undertaking to make nine tricks
  5. affluence
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Latin abundantia, from abundāre to abound



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