aplenty (adj.) 1830, originally U.S., from A- (Cf. a-) (1) + PLENTY (Cf. plenty) (n.). First attested in writings of J. Fenimore Cooper.

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  • aplenty — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in abundance: he has work aplenty …   English terms dictionary

  • aplenty — [ə plen′tē] adj., adv. [ A 1 + PLENTY] Informal in abundance …   English World dictionary

  • aplenty — I. adjective Date: 1830 being in plenty or abundance used postpositively < money aplenty for all their needs > II. adverb Date: 1846 1. in abundance ; plentifully 2. very much ; extremely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aplenty — /euh plen tee/, Informal. adj. 1. in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies): He had troubles aplenty. adv. 2. sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly: He howled aplenty when hurt. Also, a plenty.… …   Universalium

  • aplenty — [[t]əple̱nti[/t]] ADV: n ADV If you have something aplenty, you have a lot of it. [LITERARY] There were problems aplenty, and it was an uncomfortable evening …   English dictionary

  • aplenty — 1. adjective In a generous or overlarge quantity. We have helpers aplenty but lack the skilled support. 2. adverb Enough or more than enough …   Wiktionary

  • aplenty — a|plen|ty [əˈplenti] adj [only after noun] literary in large amounts, especially more than you need ▪ There was food aplenty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aplenty — adjective [postposition] in abundance: he has work aplenty …   English new terms dictionary

  • aplenty — adjective (only after noun) old use in large amounts or numbers, especially more than you need: There was food aplenty …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aplenty — a•plen•ty [[t]əˈplɛn ti[/t]] adj. 1) inf being in sufficient quantity; generous in amount (usu. following a noun): He had troubles aplenty[/ex] 2) inf sufficiently; enough; more than sparingly • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

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