Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Abundantly supplied; abounding: a stream replete with trout; an apartment replete with Empire furniture.
  • adj. Filled to satiation; gorged.
  • adj. Usage Problem Complete: a computer system replete with color monitor, printer, and software.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Abounding.
  • adj. Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.
  • n. A honeypot ant.
  • v. To restore something that has been depleted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding.
  • transitive v. To fill completely, or to satiety.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Filled up; completely filled; full; abounding.
  • To fill to repletion or satiety; fill full.
  • n. One who or that which is replete or full; specifically, a worker-ant which stores such large quantities of honey-dew or other liquid food in its crop that its gaster is greatly distended and assumes a spherical or subspherical form; also plerergate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. filled to satisfaction with food or drink
  • v. fill to satisfaction
  • adj. (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin replētus, past participle of replēre, to refill : re-, re- + plēre, to fill; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Huda Lutfi; "Democracy Is Coming," 2008; Sotheby 's estimate: $6,400 to $9,600 (Sotheby' s) Ms. Lutfi aspired to be a scholar of Islamic cultural history before embarking on an artistic career, and her paintings remain replete with coy and compelling references to Egyptian pop-culture, from singer Umm Kalthoum to modern warfare.

    Collecting Art Like an Egyptian

  • But this team has a name replete with an altogether different history.

    A Black and Disgraceful Site

  • a word replete with repulsive and disgraceful associations.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • Q: My father-in-law is prone to lapse into a sort of pidgin English replete with “hot-cha-cha's” and terms like “schnozzola” when talking to our five month-old son.

    The Language Monitor

  • Rather than praise the Turks for their comparative freedom and democracy, terms replete in Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's remarks in Cairo to almost all Middle East countries in June 2005, Mr. Biden focused on freedom of speech and its relationship to innovation.

    Let's Give Biden Some Credit for His Speech in Turkey

  • Van Meegeren was an outright collaborator during the Nazi occupation of Holland, charges Lopez, pointing to paintings he did in the 1940s under his own name replete with heroic images of the Volksgeist, "the essential spirit of the German people" touted by the Nazis.

    Powell's Books: Overview

  • Impertinent claim: Today's president is content merely to reiterate the statement that history is "replete" with instances (about 200, he said last week) when presidents have used force without congressional authorization.

    Once Again, Ike Was Right

  • Leaves are "replete" (fully supported with nutrients) with water-conserving characteristics.

    Desert biome

  • On the contrary, the criminal code is "replete" with instances of "statutory elements that call for juries to use common sense to evaluate terms such as severe pain, serious bodily injury, severe mental or physical pain."

    What Real Trial Attorneys Say About Torture

  • One of them has _three_ golf-courses of its own; several are _replete_ with every comfort (and is not "replete" the perfect epithet?).

    Punch or the London Charivari, Volume 158, March 24, 1920.

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