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Bounty vs. Plenty

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Bountynoun

(uncountable) Generosity; also (countable) an act of generosity.

Plentynoun

A more-than-adequate amount.

‘We are lucky to live in a land of peace and plenty.’;

Bountynoun

(countable) Something given liberally; a gift.

Plentypronoun

More than enough.

‘I think six eggs should be plenty for this recipe.’;

Bountynoun

(countable) A reward for some specific act, especially one given by an authority or a government.

Plentyadverb

More than sufficiently.

‘This office is plenty big enough for our needs.’;

Bountynoun

(specifically) A monetary reward for capturing (or, in the past, killing) a person accused or convicted of a crime and who is at large; also, a similar reward for capturing or killing an animal which is dangerous or causing a nuisance.

Plentyadverb

(colloquial) Used as an intensifier, very.

‘She was plenty mad at him.’;

Bountynoun

Money paid to a person when becoming a member of the armed forces, or as a reward for some service therein.

Plentydeterminer

(nonstandard) much, enough

‘There'll be plenty time later for that’;

Bountynoun

An abundance or wealth.

Plentydeterminer

(nonstandard) many

‘Get a manicure. Plenty men do it.’;

Bountynoun

Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.

‘Nature set in her at once beauty with bounty.’;

Plentyadjective

(obsolete) plentiful

Bountynoun

Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.

‘My bounty is as boundless as the sea.’;

Plentynoun

Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness.

‘Houses of office stuffed with plentee.’; ‘The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world.’;

Bountynoun

That which is given generously or liberally.

Plentyadjective

Plentiful; abundant.

‘If reasons were as plenty as blackberries.’; ‘Those countries where shrubs are plenty.’;

Bountynoun

A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.

Plentynoun

a full supply;

‘there was plenty of food for everyone’;

Bountynoun

payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

Plentynoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

‘a batch of letters’; ‘a deal of trouble’; ‘a lot of money’; ‘he made a mint on the stock market’; ‘it must have cost plenty’;

Bountynoun

the property of copious abundance

Plentyadverb

as much as necessary;

‘Have I eaten enough?’; ‘I've had plenty, thanks’;

Bountynoun

generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

Bountynoun

a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutineed against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

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