Definition of abound
- a business in which opportunities abound
- errors and inconsistencies abound
- life abounded in mysteries
- —Norman Mailer
- institutions abound with evidence of his success
- —Johns Hopkins Magazine
They live in a region where oil abounds.
a city that abounds with art museums and private galleries
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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