to occur or exist in great quant-ties 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.
october saw the industry shrink; layoffs and closures abounded.
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themes of armed resistance and solidarity between africans and indians abounded on the many costumes.
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in nearby mentor, ohio, outside east cleveland, broken children like sladjana abounded.
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misconceptions and preconceived notions about afghanistan abounded.
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this is a far cry from the 50s and 60s, when california abounded in new owner-occupied single family homes.
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they abounded with deep nullahs, or ravines, with abrupt banks of a clayey nature.
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money, moreover, was thrown into it; gifts to the blessed virgin abounded.
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this plain was covered with wild indigo, and abounded with peafowl.
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the temple was chiefly remarkable for the dirt which abounded.
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it was supposed to have abounded in golden mines in some parts of it.
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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
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.
to occur or exist in great quant-ties 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 […]
- About ship
(as a command) put the ship about. nautical. to tack. verb -ships, -shipping, -shipped (intransitive) (nautical) to manoeuvre a vessel onto a new tack
- About time
long past the right time; also, approximately the right time. thus, it’s about time you went to bed can mean either that you should have gone to bed much earlier (often stated with emphasis on the word time), or that now is the appropriate time for you to retire. [ early 1900s ] for a […]
- About to
ready to, on the verge of, as in i was about to leave when it began to rain, or he hasn’t finished yet but he’s about to. this usage was first recorded in miles coverdale’s 1535 translation of the bible (joshua 18:8). not about to. having no intention of doing something, as in the shop […]
- About turn
interjection a military command to a formation of men to reverse the direction in which they are facing noun a complete change or reversal, as of opinion, att-tude, direction, etc verb (intransitive) to perform an about-turn