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Abound Definition

Other Abound Definition

[v] be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
[v] be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"


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Synonyms

bristle, burst

Misc. Definitions

\A*bound"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.]
1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe. --Chambers. Where sin abounded grace did much more abound. --Rom. v. 20.
2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. {To abound in}, to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by. {To abound with}, to be filled with; to possess in great numbers. Men abounding in natural courage. --Macaulay. A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov. xxviii. 20. It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison.

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