bountiful

bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuhl]

Origin:
1500–10; bounty + -ful

bountifully, adverb
bountifulness, noun
unbountiful, adjective
unbountifully, adverb
unbountifulness, noun


1. See generous. 2. See plentiful.
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Bountiful

[boun-tuh-fuhl]
noun
a city in N Utah, near Salt Lake City.
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bountiful (ˈbaʊntɪfʊl)
 
adj
1.  plentiful; ample (esp in the phrase a bountiful supply)
2.  giving freely; generous
 
'bountifully
 
adv
 
'bountifulness
 
n

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bountiful
late 15c., from bounty + -ful.
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bountiful

city, Davis county, northern Utah, U.S., between the Wasatch Range and Great Salt Lake, just north of Salt Lake City. The second Mormon settlement (after Salt Lake City) in Utah, the city was originally called Sessions' Settlement (for Perrigrine Sessions, a Mormon pioneer who arrived in 1847). It was renamed Bountiful in 1855 after a legendary city described in the Book of Mormon. As a precaution against hostile Indians, an adobe wall 3 miles (5 km) long, 8 feet (2 metres) high, and 4 feet (1 metre) thick was built around the settlement. The Bountiful (Mormon) Tabernacle, established in 1857, is Utah's oldest church; it is still in use.

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