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Inflections of 'plenty' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": plenties

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
plen•ty /ˈplɛnti/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a full supply or amount;
    a supply or amount that is more than enough: [+ of + uncountable noun;  used with a singular verb]There is plenty of time.[+ of + plural noun;  used with a plural verb]There are plenty of chairs.
  2. the state or quality of being plentiful;
    abundance:[uncountable]the land's plenty.
  3. a large amount, or a time of having a large amount:[uncountable]the years of plenty.

adj. 
  1. existing in or providing an amount, number, or quantity that is more than enough.
  2. more than enough;
    ample:This helping is plenty for me.

adv. 
  1. Pronouns[Informal.]fully;
    quite:plenty good enough.
See -plen-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
plen•ty  (plentē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties, adj., adv. 
n. 
  1. a full or abundant supply or amount:There is plenty of time.
  2. the state or quality of being plentiful;
    abundance:resources in plenty.
  3. an abundance, as of goods or luxuries, or a time of such abundance:the plenty of a rich harvest; the plenty that comes with peace.

adj. 
  1. existing in ample quantity or number;
    plentiful;
    abundant:Food is never too plenty in the area.
  2. more than sufficient;
    ample:That helping is plenty for me.

adv. 
  1. Pronouns[Informal.]fully;
    quite:plenty good enough.
  • Latin plēnitāt- (stem of plēnitās) fullness. See plenum, -ity
  • Old French plented, plentet
  • Old French; replacing Middle English plenteth
  • Middle English plente 1175–1225
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged plenteousness, copiousness, luxuriance, affluence.
      Plenty, abundance, profusion refer to a large quantity or supply.
      Plenty suggests a supply that is fully adequate to any demands:plenty of money.Abundance implies a great plenty, an ample and generous oversupply:an abundance of rain.Profusion applies to such a lavish and excessive abundance as often suggests extravagance or prodigality:luxuries in great profusion.
    The construction plenty of is standard in all varieties of speech and writing:plenty of room in the shed.The use of plenty preceding a noun, without an intervening of, first appeared in the late 19th century:plenty room in the shed.It occurs today chiefly in informal speech. As an adverb, a use first recorded in the mid-19th century, plenty is also informal and is found chiefly in speech or written representations of speech.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
plenty /ˈplɛntɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. (often followed by of) a great number, amount, or quantity; lots: plenty of time, there are plenty of cars on display here
  2. generous or ample supplies of wealth, produce, or resources: the age of plenty
  3. in plentyexisting in abundance: food in plenty
determiner
  1. very many; ample: plenty of people believe in ghosts
  2. (as pronoun): there's plenty more, that's plenty, thanks
adv
  1. informal more than adequately; abundantly: the water's plenty hot enough
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French plenté, from Late Latin plēnitās fullness, from Latin plēnus full
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Plenty /ˈplɛntɪ/ n
  1. Bay of Plentya large bay of the Pacific on the NE coast of the North Island, New Zealand
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Collocations: has been a year of plenty, [in, during] times of plenty, a land of plenty, more...

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