Abound



to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:
a stream in which trout abound.
to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in):
The region abounds in coal.
to be filled; teem (usually followed by with):
The ship abounds with rats.
Contemporary Examples

In the second game, free-flowing attacking soccer should abound as Argentina takes on Mexico.
World Cup Primer Joshua Robinson June 11, 2010

Cheesecake photos of Ann Coulter abound, and everywhere you look the NRA is urging you to “Stand and Fight!”
CPAC: Come for the Crazy, Stay for the Party Michelle Cottle March 6, 2014

While jokes about “tucking and shaving” and “Ken in heels” abound, writers cheer, to varying degrees of enthusiasm, the design.
Mattel’s Buzzy New ‘Drag Queen Barbie’ Is No Cross Dresser Kevin Fallon August 22, 2012

Fun facts like this abound, often displayed via amusing graphs and infographics.
Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours Will Doig October 5, 2014

I have learned to locate the Chick-fil-A restaurants that abound as one travels south on Interstate 95 from New York.
My Chick-Fil-A Miracle: Dining at Fried-Chicken Chain’s Original Restaurant Andy Jacobsohn July 11, 2012

Historical Examples

In the afternoon the soldiers went to hunt and brought in an antelope (barrendo), with which the land seemed to abound.
The March of Portol Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera

They abound upon the shores of the sea and of lakes, but are rarely seen in rivers.
The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz

These mines seem to have been known to the antients, who considered Ethiopia to abound in gold.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

There are also several large lakes, which abound with white trout.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

Again, the shells of oysters, which abound in some parts of the river are also used to make mortar with good results.
A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State Marcus Dorman

verb (intransitive)
to exist or occur in abundance; be plentiful: a swamp in which snakes abound
foll by with or in. to be plentifully supplied (with); teem (with): the gardens abound with flowers, the fields abound in corn
v.

early 14c., from Old French abonder “to abound, be abundant, come together in great numbers” (12c.), from Latin abundare “overflow, run over,” from Latin ab- “off” (see ab-) + undare “rise in a wave,” from unda “water, wave” (see water (n.)). Related: Abounded; abounding.

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    to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a stream in which trout abound. to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in): The region abounds in coal. to be filled; teem (usually followed by with): The ship abounds with rats. Contemporary Examples October saw the industry shrink; layoffs and closures abounded. One […]

  • Abounding

    to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a stream in which trout abound. to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in): The region abounds in coal. to be filled; teem (usually followed by with): The ship abounds with rats. Contemporary Examples Soon, theories were abounding in the blogosphere about the motivation […]



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    of; concerning; in regard to: instructions about the work; a book about the Civil War. connected or associated with: There was an air of mystery about him. near; close to: a man about my height; about six o’clock. in or somewhere near: He is about the house. on every side of; around: the railing about […]

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    (used as a military command to perform an about-face). Military. a turn of 180° from the position of attention. a complete, sudden change in position, direction, principle, attitude, etc.: They’ve done an about-face in their foreign policy. to execute an about face. to turn in the opposite direction. to switch to an opposite opinion.



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