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a·bound

 (ə-bound′)
intr.v. a·bound·ed, a·bound·ing, a·bounds
1. To be great in number or amount: "In areas where scorpions abound, spider populations are generally kept in check" (Natalie Angier).
2. To have something in great numbers or amounts. Often used with in or with: "Neanderthal sites ... abound with artifacts, including scrapers, choppers, hand axes, and knives" (Philip and Carol Zaleski). See Synonyms at teem1.

[Middle English abounden, from Old French abonder, from Latin abundāre, to overflow : ab-, away; see ab-1 + undāre, to flow (from unda, wave; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]

abound

(əˈbaʊnd)
vb (intr)
1. to exist or occur in abundance; be plentiful: a swamp in which snakes abound.
2. (foll by: with or in) to be plentifully supplied (with); teem (with): the gardens abound with flowers; the fields abound in corn.
[C14: via Old French from Latin abundāre to overflow, from undāre to flow, from unda wave]

a•bound

(əˈbaʊnd)

v.i. a•bound•ed, a•bound•ing.
1. to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a stream in which trout abound.
2. to be rich or well supplied (usu. fol. by in): The region abounds in coal.
3. to be filled; teem (usu. fol. by with): The ship abounds with rats.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin abundāre to overflow =ab- ab- + undāre to move in waves; see undulate]
a•bound′ing•ly, adv.

abound


Past participle: abounded
Gerund: abounding

Imperative
abound
abound
Present
I abound
you abound
he/she/it abounds
we abound
you abound
they abound
Preterite
I abounded
you abounded
he/she/it abounded
we abounded
you abounded
they abounded
Present Continuous
I am abounding
you are abounding
he/she/it is abounding
we are abounding
you are abounding
they are abounding
Present Perfect
I have abounded
you have abounded
he/she/it has abounded
we have abounded
you have abounded
they have abounded
Past Continuous
I was abounding
you were abounding
he/she/it was abounding
we were abounding
you were abounding
they were abounding
Past Perfect
I had abounded
you had abounded
he/she/it had abounded
we had abounded
you had abounded
they had abounded
Future
I will abound
you will abound
he/she/it will abound
we will abound
you will abound
they will abound
Future Perfect
I will have abounded
you will have abounded
he/she/it will have abounded
we will have abounded
you will have abounded
they will have abounded
Future Continuous
I will be abounding
you will be abounding
he/she/it will be abounding
we will be abounding
you will be abounding
they will be abounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abounding
you have been abounding
he/she/it has been abounding
we have been abounding
you have been abounding
they have been abounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abounding
you will have been abounding
he/she/it will have been abounding
we will have been abounding
you will have been abounding
they will have been abounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abounding
you had been abounding
he/she/it had been abounding
we had been abounding
you had been abounding
they had been abounding
Conditional
I would abound
you would abound
he/she/it would abound
we would abound
you would abound
they would abound
Past Conditional
I would have abounded
you would have abounded
he/she/it would have abounded
we would have abounded
you would have abounded
they would have abounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abound - be abundant or plentifulabound - be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
abound in, pullulate with, teem in - exist in large quantity
2.abound - be in a state of movement or actionabound - be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

abound

verb be plentiful, thrive, flourish, be numerous, proliferate, be abundant, be thick on the ground, superabound Stories abound about when he was in charge.
abound in or with something overflow with, be packed with, teem with, be crowded with, swell with, crawl with, swarm with, be jammed with, be infested with, be thronged with, luxuriate with Venice abounds in famous hotels. In troubled times, the roads abounded with highwaymen and brigands.

abound

verb
To be abundantly filled or richly supplied:
Translations
مَلِيء بِ، زَاخِريَكْثُر فِي
hojně se vyskytovatoplývat
vrimle
bõvelkedik vmiben
moravera fullur
būti pertekliuibūti pertekusgausiaigausiai turėtigausu
būt bagātam arbūt pārpilnībā
hojne sa vyskytovaťoplývať
bol olmakçok olmakdolu olmak

abound

[əˈbaʊnd] VI (= exist in great quantity) → abundar
to abound in or with (= have in great quantity) → estar lleno de, abundar en

abound

[əˈbaʊnd] vi [rumours, stories, theories] → abonder
rumours abound → les rumeurs abondent
to abound in sth (= possess in large numbers) → abonder en qch, regorger de qch
to abound with sth (= possess in large numbers) → abonder en qch, regorger de qch

abound

vi (= exist in great numbers)im Überfluss vorhanden sein; (persons)sehr zahlreich sein; (= have in great numbers)reich sein (→ in an +dat); students/rabbits abound in …es wimmelt von Studenten/Kaninchen in …; rumours (Brit) or rumors (US) abound in this placehier kursieren jede Menge Gerüchte

abound

[əˈbaʊnd] vi (frm) (exist in great quantity) → abbondare; (have in great quantity) to abound in or withabbondare di, essere ricco/a di

abound

(əˈbaund) verb
1. (with in or with) to have plenty of. The east coast abounds in good farming land.
2. to be very plentiful. Fish abound in these waters.
References in classic literature ?
The river abounded with geese and ducks, and there were signs of its being inhabited by beaver and otters: indeed they were now approaching regions where these animals, the great objects of the fur trade, are said to abound.
There were wax candles, in massive brass candelabra, burning softly under yellow silk shades; full, fragrant roses, yellow and red, abounded.
Manhattan had no shortage of wildlife, Couturier writes, but even more abounded at her home along the Potomac River outside Washington, D.