Crossword clues for plenteous
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Plenteous \Plen"te*ous\, a. [From Plenty.]
Containing plenty; abundant; copious; plentiful; sufficient for every purpose; as, a plenteous supply. ``Reaping plenteous crop.''
Yielding abundance; productive; fruitful. ``The seven plenteous years.''
--Gen. xli. 34.
Having plenty; abounding; rich.
The Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods.
--Deut. xxviii. 11.
Syn: Plentiful; copious; full. See Ample. [1913 Webster] -- Plen"te*ous*ly, adv. -- Plen"te*ous*ness, n.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, plentivous, from Old French plentiveus "fertile, rich" (early 13c.), from plentif "abundant," from plentee "abundance" (see plenty). Related: Plentifully; plentifulness.
a. 1 In plenty; abundant. 2 (context obsolete English) Having plenty; abounding; rich.
Usage examples of "plenteous".
And in the same manner the German auxiliaries, invited into France during the civil wars of the sixteenth century, were allured by the promise of plenteous quarters in the provinces of Champaigne and Burgundy.
A tropical scene, luxuriant with tangled overgrowth and impressive in the grandeur of its phenomena, may more decisively arrest our attention than an English landscape with its green corn lands and plenteous homesteads.
Then Psyches fell on her knees before her, watring her feet with her teares, wiping the ground with her haire, and with great weeping and lamentation desired pardon, saying, O great and holy Goddesse, l pray thee by thy plenteous and liberall right hand, by the joyfull ceremonies of thy harvest, by the secrets of thy Sacrifice, by the flying chariots of thy dragons, by the tillage of the ground of Sicilie, which thou hast invented, by the marriage of Proserpin, by the diligent inquisition of thy daughter, and by the other secrets which are within the temple of Eleusis in the land of Athens, take pitty on me thy servant Psyches, and let me hide my selfe a few dayes amongst these sheffes of corne, untill the ire of so great a Goddesse be past, or until that I be refreshed of my great labour and travell.
We had been too long deprived of our amorous pleasures to think of taking supper before we had offered a plenteous sacrifice to love.
Amongst them all growes not a fayrer flowre,Then is the bloosme of comely courtesie,Which though it on a lowly stalke doe bowre,Yet brancheth forth in braue nobilitie,And spreds it selfe through all ciuilitie:Of which though present age doe plenteous seeme,Yet being matcht with plaine Antiquitie,Ye will them all but fayned showes esteeme,Which carry colours faire, that feeble eies misdeeme.
In prime of youthly yeares, when first the flowreOf beauty gan to bud, and bloosme delight,And nature me endu'd with plenteous dowre,Of all her gifts, that pleasde each liuing sight,I was belou'd of many a gentle Knight,And sude and sought with all the seruice dew:Full many a one for me deepe groand and sigh't,And to the dore of death for sorrow drew,Complayning out on me, that would not on them rew.