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abound


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  wild  boar  which  abounds  in  some  parts  of  the 
  continent  of  Europe.  --Chambers. 
 
  Where  sin  abounded  grace  did  much  more  abound. 
  --Rom.  v.  20. 
 
  2.  To  be  copiously  supplied;  --  followed  by  in  or  with 
 
  {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. 
 
  Men  abounding  in  natural  courage.  --Macaulay. 
 
  A  faithful  man  shall  abound  with  blessings.  --Prov. 
  xxviii.  20. 
 
  It  abounds  with  cabinets  of  curiosities.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abound 
  v  1:  be  abundant  or  plentiful;  exist  in  large  quantities 
  2:  be  in  a  state  of  movement  or  action  "The  room  abounded  with 
  screaming  children";  "The  garden  bristled  with  toddlers" 
  [syn:  {burst},  {bristle}] 




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