What does abound mean?

Definitions for aboundəˈbaʊnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abound.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H. G. Wells:

    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

    Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

  4. June Saruwatari:

    Magic, miracles and messages abound when you step into the inner sanctuary of your special self.

  5. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.

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