Abound \A*bound"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abounded; p. pr. & vb.
[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 plentiful. [1913 Webster]
The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe. --Chambers. [1913 Webster]
Where sin abounded grace did much more abound. --Rom. v. 20. [1913 Webster]
2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. [1913 Webster]
To abound in, to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.
To abound with, to be filled with; to possess in great numbers. [1913 Webster]
Men abounding in natural courage. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov. xxviii. 20. [1913 Webster]
It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
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: abound, burst, bristle]
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "abound": 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
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