Plenty

1. имя существительное 1) (из)обилие; достаток Например: horn of plenty — рог изобилия in plenty — в изобилии to live in plenty — жить в достатке 2) множество; избыток, масса Например: to have plenty of time — располагать временем there was food in plenty — запасов пищи было достаточно plenty of jobs — много работ Синоним(ы): multitude plenty 2. имя прилагательное; используется в разговорной речи 1) обильный; многочисленный Например: The gopher is very plenty on the west side of Mississippi. — В западной части Миссисипи водится много сусликов. Синоним(ы): abundant, plentiful 2) отличный, превосходный 3. наречие; используется в разговорной речи 1) вполне; довольно Синоним(ы): quite, fully 2) очень, чрезвычайно; весьма, основательно, сильно Например: I was plenty busy with other things. — Я был очень занят другими вещами. Синоним(ы): very, much plenty

Большой англо-русский словарь

Plenty

- plenty is no plague

Англо-русский фразеологический словарь

Plenty

I. noun Etymology: Middle English plente, from Anglo-French plenté, from Late Latin plenitat-, plenitas, from Latin, fullness, from plenus full — more at full 1. a. a full or more than adequate amount or supply
Example: had plenty of time to finish the job b. a large number or amount
Example: in plenty of trouble 2. the quality or state of being copious ; plentifulness II. adjective 1. plentiful in amount, number, or supply
Example: if reasons were as plenty as blackberries — Shakespeare 2. ample
Example: plenty work to be done — Time Usage: Many commentators object to use of sense 2 in writing; it appears to be limited chiefly to spoken English. Sense 1 is literary but is no longer in common use. III. adverb more than sufficiently ; to a considerable degree
Example: the nights were plenty cold — F. B. Gipson Usage: Many handbooks advise avoiding the adverb plenty in writing; “use very, quite, or a more precise word,” they advise. Actually plenty is often a more precise word than its recommended replacements; very, fully, or quite will not work as well in these typical quotations
Example: it's already plenty hot for us in the kitchen without some dolt opening the oven — C. H. Bridges
Example: may not be rising quite as rapidly as other health costs, but it is going up plenty fast — Changing Times. It is not used in more formal writing.

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