Old English (h)abundaunce, abundance, OF. abundance (modern: abondance), Latin abundantia, from 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. A lack of scarcity.
#:*It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state. - Raleigh
Exuberance; plenteousness; plenty; copiousness; overflow; riches; affluence; wealth.
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.
Czech: hojnost f
Finnish: runsaus, yltÃ¤kyllÃ¤isyys
Japanese: å¤§é (tairyÅ); éå° (kajÅ); è±ãã (yutakasa); å¤é (taryÅ)
Norwegian: overflod c
Portuguese: abundÃ¢ncia f