There is abundant sand on these hills.
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.
- 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.]
- Richly supplied; wealthy; possessing in great quantity. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (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.