If you've eaten your fill at a big meal, you know by your full stomach that you have had plenty. In fact, if you had more than plenty, you might even get the feeling you've had too much!

The word plenty usually refers to more than just enough, and this comes, via Middle French plenté, from the Latin word plēnitās, "fullness," from plenus, "full, complete." The meaning is apparent in the following quote by English novelist George Eliot: "I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music." May you have plenty of what you need, and some of what you want as well.

Definitions of plenty

n a full supply

“there was plenty of food for everyone”
plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude
Type of:
abundance, copiousness, teemingness
the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

n (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

“it must have cost plenty
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent
an overwhelming number or amount
a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Type of:
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

adv as much as necessary

“"(` plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks”

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