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[n] a full supply; "there was plenty of food for everyone"
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[adv] as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

Misc. Definitions

\Plen"ty\, n.; pl. {Plenties}, in --Shak. [OE. plentee, plente, OF. plent['e], fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus full. See {Full}, a., and cf. {Complete}.] Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness. ``Plenty of corn and wine.'' --Gen. xxvii. 2
8. ``Promises Britain peace and plenty.'' --Shak. Houses of office stuffed with plentee. --Chaucer. The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world. --Thomson. Syn: Abundance; exuberance. See {Abundance}.
\Plen"ty\, a. Plentiful; abundant. [Obs. or Colloq.] If reasons were as plenty as blackberries. --Shak. (Folio ed.) Those countries where shrubs are plenty. --Goldsmith.

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