We love words – Abundance

Today’s word is…Abundance!

 

abundance
əˈbʌnd(ə)ns/
noun
noun: abundance; plural noun: abundances
  1. 1.
    a very large quantity of something.
    “the tropical island boasts an abundance of wildlife”
    • the state or condition of having a copious quantity of something; plentifulness.
      “vines and figs grew in abundance
      synonyms: profusion, plentifulness, profuseness, copiousness, amplitude, affluence,lavishness, bountifulness, infinity, opulence, exuberance, luxuriance; More

      antonyms: lack, scarcity
    • plentifulness of the good things of life; prosperity.
      “the growth of industry promised wealth and abundance”
    • the quantity or amount of something present in a particular area, volume, or sample.
      “estimates of the abundance of harp seals”
  2. 2.
    (in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to make nine or more tricks.
Origin
Middle English: from Latin abundantia, from abundant- ‘overflowing’, from the verb abundare (seeabound).
Source: Wikipedia