verb \ə-ˈband\

: to be present in large numbers or in great quantity

Full Definition of ABOUND

intransitive verb
:  to be present in large numbers or in great quantity :  be prevalent
:  to be copiously supplied —used with in or with <life abounded in mysteries — Norman Mailer> <institutions abound with evidence of his success — Johns Hopkins Magazine>

Examples of ABOUND

  1. They live in a region where oil abounds.
  2. <a city that abounds with art museums and private galleries>

Origin of ABOUND

Middle English, from Anglo-French abunder, from Latin abundare, from ab- + unda wave — more at water
First Known Use: 14th century

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ABOUNDING Defined for Kids


verb \ə-ˈband\

Definition of ABOUND for Kids

:  to be plentiful :  teem <Salmon abound in the river.>
:  to be fully supplied <The book abounds with pictures.>


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