abound
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈbaʊnd/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈbaʊnd/
Verb

abound (abounds, present participle abounding; past and past participle abounded)

  1. (intransitive) To be full to overflowing. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To be wealthy. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.]
  3. (intransitive) To be highly productive.
  4. (intransitive) To be present or available in large numbers; to be plentiful. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
    Wild animals abound wherever man does not stake his claim.
    • Romans 5:20
      Where sin abounded grace did much more abound.
  5. (intransitive) To revel in. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 18th century.]
  6. (intransitive) To be copiously supplied
    The wilderness abounds in traps.
    • The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe.
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