1 be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
2 be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers" [syn: burst, bristle]
EtymologyFrom Old English abounden, French abonder, from Latin abundare "to overflow", which comes from ab- + unda "wave".
- (RP) /əˈbaʊnd/
- Rhymes: -aʊnd
- To be plentiful;
to be very prevalent;
- The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe. - Chambers.
- Where sin abounded grace did much more abound. Romans 5:20.
- To be copiously
supplied; to be wealthy
in; to teem with; --
followed by in or with.
- The wilderness abounds in traps.
to be plentiful
to be copiously supplied
Translations to be checked
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