Definitions for: Abound

[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

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

Men abounding in natural courage. --Macaulay.

A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov.
xxviii. 20.

It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison.

Synonyms: bristle, burst

See Also: abound in, be, feature, have, pullulate with, teem in

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