1. present in great quantity
; - Example: "an abundant supply of water"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abundant \A*bun"dant\, a. [OE. (h)abundant, aboundant, F.
abondant, fr. L. abudans, p. pr. of abundare. See Abound.]
Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed
by in, rarely by with. "Abundant in goodness and truth."
--Exod. xxxiv. 6.
Abundant number (Math.), a number, the sum of whose aliquot
parts exceeds the number itself. Thus, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, the
aliquot parts of 12, make the number 16. This is opposed
to a deficient number, as 14, whose aliquot parts are 1,
2, 7, the sum of which is 10; and to a perfect number,
which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts, as 6,
whose aliquot parts are 1, 2., 3.
Syn: Ample; plentiful; copious; plenteous; exuberant;
overflowing; rich; teeming; profuse; bountiful; liberal.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "abundant":
abounding, affluent, all-sufficing, ample, aplenty, blooming,
bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bursting, bursting out, common,
copious, countless, crammed, creative, crowded, diffuse, diffusive,
effuse, effusive, epidemic, exhaustless, extravagant, exuberant,
fat, fecund, fertile, flourishing, flush, formless, fructiferous,
fruitful, full, full of, galore, generous, gushing, gushy,
in good supply, in plenty, in quantity, inexhaustible, lavish,
liberal, lush, luxuriant, many, maximal, much, multitudinous,
numerous, opulent, overflowing, plenitudinous, plenteous,
plentiful, plenty, pleonastic, pregnant, prevailing, prevalent,
prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, proliferous, prolific,
rampant, redundant, reiterative, repetitive, replete, rich, rife,
riotous, running over, seminal, superabundant, swarming,
tautologous, teeming, thick, thriving, uberous, wealthy,
well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked,