What does abound mean?

Definitions for abound
əˈbaʊndabound

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. aboundverb

    To be wealthy.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1325.

  2. aboundverb

    To be highly productive.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1325.

  3. aboundverb

    To be full to overflowing.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1325.

  4. aboundverb

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

    Wild animals abound wherever man does not stake his claim.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1325.

  5. aboundverb

    To be copiously supplied;

    The wilderness abounds in traps.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1325.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aboundverb

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

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

  2. Aboundverb

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

    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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Numerology

  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. Dan Ives:

    With a settlement there is no more uncertainty abound for either company and thus removes an overhang that has long weighed on both companies.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    Though you may yourself abound in treasure, teach your son some handicraft; for a heavy purse of gold and silver may run to waste, but the purse of the artisan?s industry can never get empty.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    God's Grace, Mercy, Wisdom and Insights cannot and will never abound in you until and unless you realize and believe that without him (God) you can do nothing successfully (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  4. June Saruwatari:

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

  5. H. G. Wells:

    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.

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