- marked by or being in abundance; plentiful; copious
- producing abundantly; fruitful; productive
Origin of plenteousMiddle English plentevous ; from Old French ; from plente, plenty
- Abundant; copious: plenteous crops. See Synonyms at plentiful.
- Archaic Producing or yielding in abundance: plentiful land.
Origin of plenteousMiddle English, alteration of plentivous, from Old French plentiveus, from plentif, from plente, plenty; see plenty.
(comparative more plenteous, superlative most plenteous)
- In plenty; abundant.
- His farm, though small, nevertheless allowed him a plenteous supply of healthy food.
From Middle English, circa 1300, from Old French plentiveus (â€œfertile, richâ€) (early 13th century), from plentif (â€œabundantâ€), from plentÃ© (â€œabundanceâ€) (Modern French pleintÃ©, English plenty), from Latin plenitatem, accusative of plenitas (â€œfullnessâ€), from plenus (â€œcomplete, fullâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *plÌ¥hâ‚nÃ³s (â€œfullâ€).