1. abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality.
  2. stuffed or gorged with food and drink.
  3. complete: a scholarly survey, replete in its notes and citations.


  1. Entomology. (among honey ants) a worker with a distensible crop in which honeydew and nectar are stored for the use of the colony.

adjective (usually postpositive)

  1. (often foll by with) copiously supplied (with); abounding (in)
  2. having one’s appetite completely or excessively satisfied by food and drink; stuffed; gorged; satiated

late 14c., from Old French replet “filled up” (14c.), from Latin repletus “filled, full,” past participle of replere “to fill; fill again, re-fill,” from re- (see re-) + plere “to fill” (see pleio-).

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