- The definition of abundant is something that there is plenty of or that exists in great amounts.
An example of abundant is sand at the beach or plants in a rain forest.
There is abundant sand on these hills.
- very plentiful; more than sufficient; ample
- well-supplied; rich (in something): woods abundant in game
Origin of abundantMiddle English aboundaunt ; from Old French abondaunt ; from Classical Latin present participle of abundare: see abound
- Occurring in abundance: abundant crops. See Synonyms at plentiful.
- Having an abundance of something; abounding: a region abundant in wildlife.
Origin of abundantMiddle English aboundant, from Old French abondant, from Latin abundāns, abundant-, present participle of abundāre, to overflow; see abound.
(comparative more abundant, superlative most abundant)
- 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.]
- (richly supplied): Normally followed by the word in or (obsolete) of.