Plenty vs Lots - What's the difference?

plenty | lots |

As a proper noun plenty

is a village in saskatchewan, canada.

As a noun lots is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • A more than adequate amount.
  • We are lucky to live in a land of peace and plenty .
  • * 1798 , (Thomas Malthus), (An Essay on the Principle of Population):
  • During this season of distress, the discouragements to marriage, and the difficulty of rearing a family are so great that population is at a stand. In the mean time the cheapness of labour, the plenty of labourers, and the necessity of an increased industry amongst them, encourage cultivators to employ more labour upon their land, to turn up fresh soil, and to manure and improve more completely what is already in tillage

    Usage notes

    While some dictionaries analyse this word as a noun, others analyse it as a pronoun, Macmillan] or as both a noun and a pronoun.[ oxforddictionaries.comHarrap's essential English Dictionary'' (1996)''Heinemann English Dictionary (2001)

    Derived terms

    * horn of plenty * land of plenty * plenteous * plentiful


    * abundance * profusion


    (English Pronouns)
  • More than enough.
  • I think six eggs should be plenty for this recipe.

    Usage notes

    See the notes about the noun.


  • More than sufficiently.
  • This office is plenty big enough for our needs.
  • (label) , very.
  • She was plenty mad at him.
  • * 26 June 2014 , A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together []
  • Seeing clichés mimicked this skillfully is plenty hilarious.


    (en determiner)
  • (label) much, enough
  • There'll be plenty time later for that
  • (label) many
  • Get a manicure. Plenty men do it.


    (en adjective)
  • (label) plentiful
  • * 1597 , Shakespeare, Henry IV , Part I, Act I, Scene IV:
  • if reasons were as plenty as blackberries
  • * 1836 , The American Gardener's Magazine and Register , volume 2, page 279:
  • Radishes are very plenty . Of cabbages a few heads of this year's crop have come to hand this week, and sold readily at quotations; [...]






  • English plurals
  • The men cast lots .
    They purchased all of the adjacent lots .
  • (colloquial) A lot; a great deal; tons; loads.
  • Lots of the ways you can help are really easy.
    Don't worry, my family has lots of money.
    She made lots of new friends.


  • (colloquial) A great deal; greatly; very much; tons; loads; a lot.
  • I feel lots better about it now that we've talked.
    I care lots about the humane treatment of animals.
    Last year I ran lots faster than him.


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