What does abound mean?

Definitions for aboundəˈbaʊnd

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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

  3. Origin: [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. Undulate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abound

    ab-ownd′, v.i. to overflow, be in great plenty: to possess in plenty (with in): to be filled with (used with with). [O. Fr. abunder—L. abundāre, to overflow, ab, from, unda, a wave.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abound in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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