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"plenty" in British English

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plentypronoun, noun, adverb

uk   /ˈplen.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
B1 (the ​state of having) enough or more than enough, or a ​largeamount: "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 oftime before we need to ​leave for the ​airport. They've always had plenty ofmoney. There's plenty to do here.US informal This ​carcost me plenty (= a lot of ​money). There's plenty morebeer in the ​fridge.

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(Definition of plenty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plentynoun [U]

 us   /ˈplen·ti/
an ​amount or ​supply that is enough or more than enough, or a ​largenumber or ​amount: This ​car has plenty of ​power. I didn’t ​eat them all – there’s plenty ​left for you. infml This ​carcost me plenty (= a lot of ​money). Have another ​sandwich – there’s plenty more where that came from (= a lot more ​available).
plentiful
adjective  us   /ˈplen·tɪ·fəl/
Strawberries are in plentiful ​supply this ​year.
plenty
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈplen·ti/
infml He was plenty ​mad.
(Definition of plenty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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