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Meaning of ABOUND

Pronunciation:  u'bawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
  2. [v]  be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

ABOUND is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bristle, burst
 See Also: abound in, be, feature, have, pullulate with, teem in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*bound"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare
to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.]
1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be

         The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the
         continent of Europe.                  --Chambers.

         Where sin abounded grace did much more abound.
                                               --Rom. v. 20.

2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with.

{To abound in}, to possess in such abundance as to be
   characterized by.

{To abound with}, to be filled with; to possess in great

         Men abounding in natural courage.     --Macaulay.

         A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov.
                                               xxviii. 20.

         It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abound with, be alive with, bristle with, burst with, clutter, crawl, crawl with, creep with, crowd, crowded, exuberate, filled, flourish, flow, gush, jam, multiply, overflow, overflow with, pack, packed, pour, prevail, proliferate, pullulate, pullulate with, rain, run over, shower, stream, swarm, swarm with, teem, teem with, thrive, throng, throng with