Complete Definition of "abundance"

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Etymology
Old English (h)abundaunce, abundance, OF. abundance (modern: abondance), Latin abundantia, from abundare. See Abound.

Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. 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.

#:Quotations
#:*It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state. - Raleigh

Synonyms
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.

Translations
trans-top|ample sufficiency
Czech: hojnost f
Dutch: overvloed
Finnish: runsaus, yltäkylläisyys
French: abondance
German: Überfluß
Indonesian: limpah-ruah
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Interlingua: abundantia
Italian: abbondanza
Japanese: 大量 (tairyō); 過剰 (kajō); 豊かさ (yutakasa); 多量 (taryō)
Norwegian: overflod c
Portuguese: abundância f
Spanish: abundancia
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