A table replete with food.
An example of replete used as an adjective is the phrase a "replete supply of food" which means that plenty of food is available.
- well-filled or plentifully supplied
- stuffed with food and drink; gorged
Origin of repleteMiddle English from Old French replet from Classical Latin repletus, past participle of replere from re-, again + plere, to fill: see full
- Abundantly supplied; abounding: a stream replete with trout; an apartment replete with Empire furniture.
- Filled to satiation; gorged.
- Usage Problem Complete: a computer system replete with color monitor, printer, and software.
Origin of repleteMiddle English from Old French from Latin replētus past participle of replēre to refill re- re- plēre to fill ; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
Usage Note: Replete means “abundantly supplied” and is not generally accepted as a synonym for complete.
(comparative more replete, superlative most replete)
- A honeypot ant.
(third-person singular simple present repletes, present participle repleting, simple past and past participle repleted)
- To restore something that has been depleted.