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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.

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. H. G. Wells:

    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.

  2. Earl of Chesterfield:

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

  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. 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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