Definition of Abound

1. Verb. Be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities.

Generic synonyms: Be
Also: Abound In
Derivative terms: Abundance, Abundant



2. Verb. Be in a state of movement or action. "The streets abound with crowds"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
Exact synonyms: Bristle, Burst
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Burst

Definition of Abound

1. v. i. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful.

Definition of Abound

1. Verb. (context: intransitive obsolete) To be wealthy. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be highly productive. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be full to overflowing. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be present or available in large numbers; to be plentiful ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To be copiously supplied; ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abound

1. to have a large number or amount [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abound

abortorium
aborts
abortuaries
abortuary
abortus
abortus bacillus
abortus fever
abortuses
abos
aboue
abought
aboulia
aboulias
aboulic
aboulomania
abound (current term)
abound in
abound with
aboundance
aboundances
aboundant
aboundaunce
abounded
aboundeth
abounding
aboundingly
abounds
about
about(p)
about-face

Literary usage of Abound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Small banded agates of much beauty abound on the shores of Lake Superior ; large ... Agates abound in many other regions, while very many localities yield ..."

2. Historical Collections of the State of New York: Containing a General by John Warner Barber, Henry Howe (1842)
"Its waters are very deep and clear, and abound with the finest fish. ... Schroon and Brant lakes are beautiful sheets oi' water, and abound with fish ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"... and Profit abound By CE FISHER CHEESE and summer resorts—what a combination! Yet, mention the Tillamook country, Oregon, and the mind refuses absolutely ..."

4. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1893)
"Now the God of hope fill you with all Joy and Peace in Believing, that ye may abound in Hope through the Power of the Holy Ghost." — ROMANS xv. 13. ..."

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