Find the word definition

Crossword clues for plenty

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
plenty
I.pronoun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
ample opportunity/plenty of opportunity (=a number of chances to do something)
▪ There will be ample opportunity for shopping.
have enough/plenty etc to eat
▪ Have you had enough to eat?
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
enough/plenty to go around
▪ Plenty enough to go around for any city.
▪ There are community therapists, but not enough to go around.
there are plenty more fish in the sea
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "More dessert?" "No thanks, I've had plenty."
▪ There's plenty to do and see in this beautiful vacation area.
II.adverb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ There's plenty more chicken if you want it.
▪ Those pants are plenty big on you.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Grizzlies foes have seen plenty already.
▪ He owned the cottage and plenty more-seven miles of shoreline, twelve thousand acres of prime timber butting up against state forest.
▪ Meanwhile, its conventional forces are plenty good enough to banish the nuclear option to the realm of the theoretical.
▪ Out in the woodshed there are plenty more.
III.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
still
▪ But there's still plenty of venture capital out there looking for bright new ideas.
▪ There is still plenty of room for disagreement in other areas, though.
▪ On many farms, there's still plenty of scope in the variable costs, believes Aubourn Farming agronomist Nick Bleach.
▪ There were still plenty of nice places to live in the North Bronx.
▪ Although the sky is beginning to cloud over, there are still plenty of gaps where groups of stars shine through.
▪ There was still plenty of fight left in the Bantams with Wetherall firing a late chance over the top.
■ VERB
do
▪ We certainly do plenty of that.
▪ They did plenty of warming up in the boat, they argued, but Jurgen Grobler insisted on it.
▪ Gloucestershire, unusually, did not bowl well early on when the ball did plenty.
drink
▪ Keep drinking plenty of water to rinse your mouth.
▪ Patients need to drink plenty of water to counteract the dehydration due to fluid loss.
▪ Avoid any alcohol but drink plenty of water or juice to keep you well hydrated and calm.
eat
▪ But now I exercise and eat right and get plenty of rest.
▪ Deese has to eat plenty to stay at 285 pounds.
find
▪ There's no need to rev it hard to find plenty of useable power.
▪ No doubt they will find plenty.
▪ The struggling Kings found plenty of positives in the tie.
generate
▪ It is likely that we are now generating plenty of fresh material for the tribunals of the future.
▪ That generated plenty of dollars the government could use to repay debts.
▪ Still, it is generating plenty of heat.
get
▪ You've got plenty of water, with the amount of rain that you have.
▪ The dark side gets plenty of air time as it is.
▪ He got plenty of help from Hill, who missed 61 games because of a horrible-looking fracture to his left wrist.
▪ But now I exercise and eat right and get plenty of rest.
▪ She went to the doctor, took antibiotics, accelerated her vitamins, got plenty of rest, but nothing worked.
▪ I was getting plenty of practice.
▪ The best way to recover from this is to get plenty of bed rest.
give
▪ When healed, give the heart plenty of exercise.
▪ We have given ourselves plenty of time to get there.
▪ These markers turn purple four hours ahead of menstruation, giving the wearer plenty of notice.
▪ Those indicators can usually give you plenty of time to get in.
▪ The 748R is light and agile, but it is also rock-solid and gives plenty of confidence.
▪ The puffers are notorious biters and pickers and if placed with other fishes should be given plenty of room.
▪ She still did what she wanted most of the time, and he gave her plenty of room.
▪ Hours where miles of water surround the ship, giving a crew plenty of time for reflection.
include
▪ The Carlsbad Ranch property includes plenty of land for research-and-development facilities.
▪ This began about two hours of troubleshooting, which included plenty of time on hold while the technician checked with supervisors.
▪ Synder stresses the gala includes plenty of activities for kids, including ornament-making workshops.
▪ The literature of opera includes plenty of criticism, much of it as intellectually impressive as the best literary criticism.
leave
▪ The trouble with psychic phenomena is that they're very hard to prove-#leaving plenty of room for cynicism.
▪ When the economy lost steam, the retailer was left with plenty of stores and debt.
▪ Certainly, the new proposals leave national regulators plenty of room to wiggle.
▪ With resources abundant, the consumption would still leave plenty for you.
▪ Admission is $ 4 at the door, leaving plenty of pocket change for amorous pursuits.
offer
▪ Of course, Tesoro offers plenty of choices for the beer drinker as well.
▪ In the course of pursuing that fascination, McGrath offers us plenty of the first kind of suspense, too.
▪ Appropriately, the tribute concert also will offer up plenty of dance.
▪ It offers plenty of opportunity for discussion.
▪ If pining for the object of your affections is your preoccupation, Asawa offers plenty of support here in these amatory plaints.
▪ Prescott offers plenty of lodging choices.
provide
▪ This will provide plenty of fun so long as he knows where to point it. 7 Love at first sight.
▪ Like the yellow tang, this fish should be provided with plenty of algae.
▪ Tarloff provides plenty of chuckles, and shows a knack for sending up academia's more oblique critical theory.
▪ The market provides plenty of opportunities, and trade-offs.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ It is a disgrace that we still have hunger in this land of plenty.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Plenty

Plenty \Plen"ty\, n.; pl. Plenties, in
--Shak. [OE. plentee, plente, OF. plent['e], fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus full. See Full, a., and cf. Complete.] Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness. ``Plenty of corn and wine.''
--Gen. xxvii. 28. ``Promises Britain peace and plenty.''
--Shak.

Houses of office stuffed with plentee.
--Chaucer.

The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world.
--Thomson.

Syn: Abundance; exuberance. See Abundance.

Plenty

Plenty \Plen"ty\, a. Plentiful; abundant. [Obs. or Colloq.]

If reasons were as plenty as blackberries.
--Shak. (Folio ed.)

Those countries where shrubs are plenty.
--Goldsmith.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
plenty

mid-13c., "as much as one could desire," from Old French plentee, earlier plentet "abundance, profusion" (12c., Modern French dialectal plenté), from Latin plenitatem (nominative plenitas) "fullness," from plenus "complete, full" (see plenary). Meaning "condition of general abundance" is from late 14c. The colloquial adverb meaning "very much" is first attested 1842. Middle English had parallel formation plenteth, from the older Old French form of the word.

Wiktionary
plenty

a. (label en obsolete) plentiful adv. 1 More than sufficiently. 2 (label en colloquial) (non-gloss definition lang=en Used as an intensifier), very. det. 1 (label en nonstandard) much, enough 2 (label en nonstandard) many n. A more than adequate amount. pron. More than enough.

WordNet
plenty
  1. n. a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone" [syn: plentifulness, plenteousness, plenitude, plentitude]

  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]

  3. adv. as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks" [syn: enough]

Wikipedia
Plenty

Plenty may refer to:

Places:

  • Plenty, Victoria, Australia, a town
  • Plenty River (Victoria), Australia
  • Plenty River (Northern Territory), Australia
  • Plenty, Tasmania, Australia, a small locality and a river
  • Plenty, Saskatchewan, Canada, a village
  • Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Cape Plenty, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Arts and entertainment:

  • Plenty (magazine), an environmental culture magazine
  • Plenty (play), by David Hare
  • Plenty (film), a 1985 film directed by Fred Schepisi, adapted from Hare's play
  • Plenty (band), a Japanese rock band
  • Plenty (album), a 2010 album by the English band Red Box
  • “Plenty”, a song by Sarah McLachlan from Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
  • Plenty O'Toole, a character in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever

Other uses:

  • Plenty International, an outreach program
  • Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally, the alternate name of the non-fiction book The 100-Mile Diet
  • The translated name of Sūrat al-Kawthar in the Qur'an
  • Plenty (brand), a brand of paper towel sold in the UK
  • Plenty Highway, Australia
  • PLENTY (currency), a local currency accepted in Pittsboro, North Carolina
Plenty (film)

Plenty is a 1985 British drama film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Meryl Streep. It was adapted from David Hare's play of the same name.

Plenty (album)

Plenty is the third album from Red Box, and was released on 11 October 2010.

Plenty (band)

Plenty (stylized as plenty) is a Japanese indie rock band formed in Ibaraki, 2004. The band is currently signed to the Headphone Music Label.

Plenty (play)

Plenty is a play by David Hare, first performed in 1978, about British post-war disillusion. Susan Traherne, a former secret agent, is a woman conflicted by the contrast between her past, exciting triumphs—she had worked behind enemy lines as a Special Operations Executive courier in Nazi-occupied France during World War II—and the mundane nature of her present life, as the increasingly depressed wife of a diplomat whose career she has destroyed. Viewing society as morally bankrupt, Susan has become self-absorbed, bored, and destructive — the slow deterioration in her mental health mirrors the crises in the ruling class of post-war Britain.

Susan Traherne's story is told in a non-linear chronology, alternating between her wartime and post-wartime lives, illustrating how youthful dreams rarely are realised and how a person's personal life can affect the outside world.

PLENTY (currency)

The PLENTY (Piedmont Local Economy Tender) is a local currency used and accepted in Pittsboro, North Carolina by a growing number of businesses for goods and services. The currency is managed by the PLENTY Currency Cooperative Corporation and is backed by Capital Bank Financial with United States dollars, 10 Plentys may be purchased for $10.00 US. PLENTYs can be traded for goods or services or exchanged for United States Dollars at businesses that accept them.

PLENTY are offered in 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 denomination bills and feature the phrase "In Each Other We Trust". The logo and currency were designed by artist Emma Skurnick and feature illustrations of native plants and animals. Bills are printed locally on bamboo based paper and include anti-counterfeiting features.

Like other local currencies, the PLENTY is legal as they don't too closely resemble United States currency. Transactions conducted with Plenties are taxed just as transactions in United States Dollars.

Usage examples of "plenty".

Atter de white folks et dey fed de Niggers, and dere was allus a plenty for all.

They were annoyed about Amanda, she always had plenty of money, her family owned that big house, Oaklands, so she could well have come back.

Marius had plenty of time to absorb these repellent antics as he stood there waiting for someone to answer his thunderous knock.

There were plenty of Antler women who would be more than willing to lay with him if he so much as crooked a finger in their direction.

Susan decided it was a lesson in quantity: one or two appetizers each would be plenty.

The family that runs this place makes guests feel extra welcome and serves wine and plenty of appetizers nightly, along with a hotel-staff hospitality in the inviting living room.

Her attenuated limbs could scarce bear their burden, and she would declare with a wan smile that the blood in her veins would not suffice for a little bird, and that she must have plenty of soup.

Fortunately we have plenty of ammunition and the place is thick with game, so that those of the men who remain strong can kill all the food we want, even shooting on foot, and we women have made a great quantity of biltong by salting flesh and drying it in the sun.

And the sounds of labour, blent with cheerful song, Told of peace and plenty as they rode along.

She was aware that the brewski was beginning to affect her, perhaps dangerously, but she was still plenty sober enough to recognize that the moment had come for her knockout punch.

But you can find plenty of briefless barristers always ready to put their finger in the political pie.

The waiting hands of hireswords are filling with coin in plenty again, as brigandry is so sharply on the rise.

Sergeant Brool was sure to question the boys thoroughly and that would give him plenty of time to take off.

We changed horses every two or three hours, and the chamberlain having brought plenty of wine we refreshed ourselves now and again.

Detailing a man to guard three broken-down crocks like macdonald, bullen, and myself showed that carreras had plenty of men to spare or was excessively cautious.