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English definition of “plenty”


pronoun, noun, adverb     /ˈplen.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
B1 (the state of having) enough or more than enough, or a large amount : "Would you like some more wine ?" "No thanks , I've had plenty." Don't grab at the balloons , children - there are plenty for everyone. We've got plenty of time before we need to leave for the airport . They've always had plenty of money . There's plenty to do here.US informal This car cost me plenty (= a lot of money ). There's plenty more beer in the fridge .Plenty and abundantToo much and unnecessary Grammar:Lots, a lot, plentyWe use lots, a lot and plenty in informal styles to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. Lots and a lot are similar in meaning to much and many. Plenty means ‘enough’ or ‘more than enough’. Lots is even more informal than a lot:Grammar:PlentyGrammar:Plenty as a pronounWe use plenty as a pronoun to mean ‘enough’ or ‘more than enough’:Grammar:Plenty of as a quantifierWe use plenty of as a quantifier before both countable and uncountable nouns to mean ‘a lot’, ‘a large quantity’:Grammar:Plenty: typical errors
(Definition of plenty pronounnounadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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