- 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 (“fertile, rich") (early 13th century), from plentif (“abundant"), from plentÃ© (“abundance") (Modern French pleintÃ©, English plenty), from Latin plenitatem, accusative of plenitas (“fullness"), from plenus (“complete, full"), from Proto-Indo-European *plÌ¥hâ‚nÃ³s (“full").