Noun Abundance Definition and Examples







A very large quantity of something.
  1. 'He said the shortage of labour in countries such as New Zealand may stem from the fact that, traditionally, there has been an abundance of young men keen to get into shearing, reducing the need to promote the industry.'
  2. 'Cunningham believes Scotland's hottest prospects will appear in the renewable energy sector because the country has an abundance of wind and wave resources.'
  3. 'Whether there is an abundance of money to go out and spend is open to debate, though.'
  4. 'But dad, won't the economy falter if there's not an abundance of talented people?'
  5. 'Over-watered lawns will quickly become mold factories and will shower everyone near them with an abundance of mold spores.'
  6. 'The abundant supply of credit is not matched by an abundance of personal responsibility in current bankruptcy law.'
  7. 'We pass a National Trust sign that points us up hill to the Tumuli - a prehistoric burial ground, where an abundance of heather disguises what lies beneath.'
  8. 'The climate, especially when compared to England's, allowed for multiple growing seasons and an abundance of food.'
  9. 'Record shop shelves all over the land are suddenly flooded with an abundance of Best Of Compilations and Singles Collections.'
  10. 'I want to start an ecovillage and create a working example of how people can live together peacefully, in line with nature and with an abundance of food, water and energy.'
  11. 'vines and figs grew in abundance'
  12. 'Not a perfect debut, but clearly the potential is here in abundance, and Santana, at just 19, has plenty of time to realize it.'
  13. 'The agricultural district, in which rice and watermelons and fruits and vegetables were grown in abundance, suddenly discovered a new, lucrative alternative crop.'
  14. 'Show officials, stewards, judges and workers were in abundance and the hands-on people could easily be recognised by their mucky boots and ill-fitting, handed down bowler hats.'
  15. 'Conditions were favourable and the number of choice spots in southern Canada stretching from Manitoba to central Quebec allowed wild rice to grow naturally in abundance every year.'
  16. 'Yet there were evils in abundance which could not be put down to a consequence of human sin.'
  17. 'A good concept, with loads of teenage energy in abundance, this is a band you should keep at least one eye on… just in case they get famous.'
  18. 'The Grandparents Day was observed in the school to honour senior family members who showered experience, patience and unstinting love on their grandchildren in abundance.'
  19. 'In a well-contested encounter which contained goalmouth thrills in abundance, the Tireragh side were deserving winners as they showed a very high workrate all through.'
  20. 'The second Riot Girl London zine has talent and intelligence in abundance.'
  21. 'Like Yosemite it has nature in abundance with mountains, rivers, waterfalls and wildlife plus a crashing ocean close by.'
  22. 'the growth of industry promised wealth and abundance'
  23. 'Unlike their parents, who lived through the hardships of the Depression, these baby boomers have known only abundance, prosperity and upward mobility.'
  24. 'Well, Schwartz believes that such abundance robs us of contentment.'
  25. 'For them there is a new life of forgiveness, peace, beauty and abundance from here to eternity.'
  26. 'The Christmas tree is included in the exhibition as a symbol of fruitfulness and abundance in the house.'
  27. 'Regardless of whether the scene is set in the seventeenth, eighteenth, or early nineteenth century prosperity and abundance are constants in these images.'
  28. 'The dramatic colours, earthy abundance and fruitful generosity accentuate the passionate spirit that is essentially Corsican.'
  29. 'Jupiter ruling the eclipse indicates peace, prosperity, fertility, happiness and abundance.'
  30. 'While it has cured diseases and produced abundance, it has also created pollution and nuclear weapons.'
  31. 'The abundance, colour and contentment of Autumn reflect the magnificence of our God so what better time to stop, reflect and pray?'
  32. 'What remains in the Waning West is a poignant landscape rich in local meanings, a reminder of a past that never quite produced sustained material abundance.'
  33. 'estimates of the abundance of harp seals'
  34. 'We hypothesize that, like tropical tree assemblages, these among-lake differences in relative abundances are the result of largely random processes operating among ecologically similar species.'
  35. 'We also know their half-lives and can thus determine their relative abundances at the present day, assuming that the isotopes have not been depleted in some way.'
  36. 'Hintze gave qualitative estimates of relative species abundances at particular sampling horizons, but did not list total sample sizes.'
  37. 'Holroyd and Hutchison examine the relative abundances of turtle taxa throughout the Hell Creek Formation, as well as in the contemporaneous Lance and Ferris formations to the south.'
  38. 'From August 2002 through January 2003, the relative abundances of hydrogen, helium, carbon, and oxygen ions recorded by Voyager 1 differed from all previous measurements.'
  39. 'The chemical compositions of those rocks, the relative abundances of the oxygen isotopes locked up in their molecules, their mineralogy, and their textures all betrayed their lunar heritage.'
  40. 'Those calculations of the relative abundances of dark energy and dark matter in the universe are consistent with other recent findings, including the results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.'
  41. 'Based on laboratory measurements of the relative abundances of the three isotopes, researchers infer the contribution of each.'
  42. 'Community composition and relative abundances of certain taxa provided discriminatory power between impairments associated with organic enrichment and those associated with toxic discharges.'
  43. 'In comparing the relative abundances of the six species across the whole state, Japanese honeysuckle occupied about 26% of all measured edges, more than all the other species combined.'
(in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to make nine or more tricks.
    ((n.) An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.)


    1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain.

    2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.

    3. affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.

    4. Physics, Chemistry. the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.


    "There can be abundance prices."
    "There can be abundance levels."
    "There can be abundance indexes."
    "There can be abundance fruits."
    "species can have abundances."
    "waters can have abundances."
    "growths can have abundances."
    "elements can have abundances."
    "supplies can have abundances."
    "powers can have abundances."
    "people/places/organizations can have abundances."
    "foods can have abundances."
    "people can have abundances."
    "oils can have abundances."
    "resources can have abundances."
    "lives can have abundances."
    "informations can have abundances."
    "talents can have abundances."
    "materials can have abundances."
    "isotopes can have abundances."

    Middle English: from Latin abundantia, from abundant- ‘overflowing’, from the verb abundare (see abound).

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