- to exist or occur in abundance; be plentiful
- followed by with or in: to be plentifully supplied (with); teem (with): the gardens abound with flowers, the fields abound in corn
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a•bound /əˈbaʊnd/USA pronunciation v.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- [no object] to occur or exist in great amount or numbers: a stream in which trout abound.
- [~ + in + object] to be rich or well supplied: The region abounds in coal.
a•bound (ə bound′),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:a stream in which trout abound.
- to be rich or well supplied (usually fol. by in):The region abounds in coal.
- to be filled;
teem (usually fol. by with):The ship abounds with rats.
- Latin abundāre to overflow, equivalent. to ab- ab- + undāre to move in waves; see undulate
- Middle English abounden 1325–75
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abound /əˈbaʊnd/ vb (intransitive)
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