Abundance

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Etymology

From Middle English abundaunce, habaundance,[1] from Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[habundance#Template:Fro|habundance]]|face=term|lang=fro}}[2], {{ Template:Fro/script |[[abondance#Template:Fro|abondance]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, from [[abundantia#|abundantia]] (fullness, plenty), from {{la|abundō||to overflow}}. See [[abound#|abound]].

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Noun

Abundance (plural [[Abundances#|Abundances]])
  1. A large quantity; many. Template:Defdate[2]
  2. An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; plentifulness. Template:Defdate[2]
  3. Wealth; affluence; plentiful amount of resources. Template:Defdate[2]
  4. Frequency, amount, ratio of something within a given environment or sample. Template:Defdate[2]
  5. (Articlescard games) A bid to take nine or more tricks in solo whist. Template:Defdate[2]

Usage notes

  • Synonym notes: Abundance, Plenty, Exuberance. These words rise upon each other in expressing the idea of fullness.
    • Plenty denotes a sufficiency to supply every want; as, plenty of food, plenty of money, etc.
    • Abundance express more, and gives the idea of superfluity or excess; as, abundance of riches, an abundance of wit and humor; often, however, it only denotes plenty in a high degree.
    • Exuberance rises still higher, and implies a bursting forth on every side, producing great superfluity or redundance; as, an exuberance of mirth, an exuberance of animal spirits, etc.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Template:R:MW3 1976
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Template:R:SOED5

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