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Definition of Abundance
AbundanceAbundance A*bun"dance, n. [OE. (h)abundaunce, abundance, F.
abondance, L. abundantia, fr. abundare. See Abound.]
An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty;
profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly
applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.
It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble
blood hath been shed with small benefit to the
Christian state. --Raleigh.
Syn: Exuberance; plenteousness; plenty; copiousness;
overflow; riches; affluence; wealth.
Usage: 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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