To abound in
Abound A*bound", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.] 1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. [1913 Webster]

The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe. --Chambers. [1913 Webster]

Where sin abounded grace did much more abound. --Rom. v. 20. [1913 Webster]

2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. [1913 Webster]

{To abound in}, to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.

{To abound with}, to be filled with; to possess in great numbers. [1913 Webster]

Men abounding in natural courage. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov. xxviii. 20. [1913 Webster]

It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • To abound with — Abound A*bound , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.] 1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abound in/with — [phrasal verb] abound in/with (something) : to be filled with (something) : to contain a very large amount of (something) They live in a region that abounds in/with oil. a stream abounding in/with fish • • • Main Entry: ↑abound …   Useful english dictionary

  • abound in — verb To have something in great numbers or quantities; to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by. The wilderness abounds in traps. Syn: abound with …   Wiktionary

  • abound in something — aˈbound with/in sth derived to have sth in great numbers or quantities • The lakes abound with fish. see also ↑abundance, ↑abundant Main entry: ↑aboundderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abound — A*bound , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.] 1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abound — v. (formal) 1) (d; intr.) to abound in (this country abounds in opportunities) 2) (d; intr.) to with (the book abounds with misprints) * * * [ə baʊnd] (d; intr.) to abound with (the book abounds with misprints) (formal) (d; intr.) to aboundin… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abound — [ə bound′] vi. [ME abounden < OFr abonder < L abundare, to overflow < ab , away + undare, to rise in waves < unda, a wave: see WATER] 1. to be plentiful; exist in large numbers or amounts [tropical plants abound in the jungle] 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • abound — (v.) early 14c., from O.Fr. abonder to abound, be abundant, come together in great numbers (12c.), from L. abundare overflow, run over, from L. ab off (see AB (Cf. ab )) + undare rise in a wave, from unda water, wave (see WATER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • abound — /əˈbaʊnd / (say uh bownd) verb (i) 1. to be in great plenty; be very prevalent: the discontent which abounds in the world. –phrase 2. abound in, to be rich in: some languages abound in figurative expressions. 3. abound with, to be filled with;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • abound — a|bound [əˈbaund] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: abonder, from [i]Latin abundare, from ab away + unda wave ] to exist in very large numbers ▪ Rumours abound as to the reasons for his resignation. ▪ Examples of this abound in her book.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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