Definitions for aboundəˈbaʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•boundəˈbaʊnd(v.i.)a•bound•ed, a•bound•ing.

  1. to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:

    a stream in which trout abound.

  2. to be rich or well supplied (usu. fol. by in):

    The region abounds in coal.

  3. to be filled; teem (usu. fol. by with):

    The ship abounds with rats.

Origin of abound:

1325–75; ME < L abundāre to overflow =ab-ab - +undāre to move in waves; see undulate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abound(verb)

    be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities

  2. abound, burst, bristle(verb)

    be in a state of movement or action

    "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"


  1. abound(Verb)

    To be wealthy.

  2. abound(Verb)

    To be highly productive.

  3. abound(Verb)

    To be full to overflowing.

  4. abound(Verb)

    To be present or available in large numbers; to be plentiful

    Wild animals abound wherever man does not stake his claim.

  5. abound(Verb)

    To be copiously supplied;

    The wilderness abounds in traps.

  6. Origin: * First attested around 1325.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abound(verb)

    to be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful

  2. Abound(verb)

    to be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with

Translations for abound

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(with in or with ) to have plenty of

The east coast abounds in good farming land.

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