Definition of abound
1 : to be present in large numbers or in great quantity : to be prevalent <a business in which opportunities abound> <errors and inconsistencies abound>
2 : 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 in a sentence
They live in a region where oil abounds.
<a city that abounds with art museums and private galleries>
Origin and Etymology 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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