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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aboundverb

    be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities

  2. abound, burst, bristleverb

    be in a state of movement or action

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


  1. aboundverb

    To be wealthy.

  2. aboundverb

    To be highly productive.

  3. aboundverb

    To be full to overflowing.

  4. aboundverb

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

    Wild animals abound wherever man does not stake his claim.

  5. aboundverb

    To be copiously supplied;

    The wilderness abounds in traps.

  6. Etymology: * First attested around 1325.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ABOUNDverb

    Etymology: abundo, Lat. abonder, French.

    The king-becoming graces,
    I have no relish of them, but abound
    In the division of each several crime,
    Acting it many ways. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Corn, wine, and oil, are wanting to this ground,
    In which our countries fruitfully abound. John Dryden, Indian Emp.

    A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent. Prov. xxviii. 20.

    Now that languages are made, and abound with words, standing for such combinations, an usual way of getting these complex ideas, is by the explication of those terms that stand for them. John Locke.

    And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew, xxiv. 12.

    Words are like leaves, and where they most abound,
    Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism.


  1. abound

    Abound Solar was a manufacturer of cadmium telluride modules–a thin-film photovoltaic technology–based in the United States. It operated a production facility in Longmont, Colorado. The company was incorporated as AVA Solar in 2007 and was rebranded as Abound Solar in March 2009. In 2012 the company laid off almost half its employees before suspending operations and filing for bankruptcy.


  1. abound

    Abound refers to the presence or availability of something in large quantities or numbers; to exist or occur in a great amount or degree; to be plentiful or filled with.

  2. abound

    Abound refers to the action of existing in large numbers or amounts; to be available or present in profusion. It can also mean to be rich or filled with. It's often used when describing something that is plentiful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aboundverb

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

  2. Aboundverb

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

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of abound in a Sentence

  1. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth:

    People are frustrated, I get it. And theyre scared. I certainly get that, too, rumors abound on social media and elsewhere, with widely varying levels of truth to them. We know that much of the damage is being inflicted by people coming in from outside our community, with the intent to rob and destroy, not to engage in their First Amendment right to demonstrate.

  2. Alexander Pope:

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

  3. Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti:

    Inflationary factors abound : higher labor costs, higher freight costs, higher transportation demand, along with container shortages and port delays, increased demand in certain product categories, various shortages of everything from computer chips to oils and chemicals, higher commodities prices, it's a lot of fun right now.

  4. Stephen Brennock:

    Uncertainties abound when it comes to the oil balance for the remainder of the year, competing supply-side developments ensure that the oil price roller-coaster remains in full swing.

  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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