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Syllabification: a·bound
Pronunciation: /əˈbound

Definition of abound in English:


[no object]
1Exist in large numbers or amounts: rumors of a further scandal abound
More example sentences
  • In some situations, the declines are so gentle that arguments abound as to whether a bear market really existed at all.
  • Realistic hope abounds but, in truth, it probably won't happen.
  • In Surbiton, around by the station, rubbish abounds.
be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous, proliferate, superabound, be thick on the ground
informal grow on trees
abundant, plentiful, superabundant, considerable, copious, ample, lavish, luxuriant, profuse, boundless, prolific, inexhaustible, generous;
literary plenteous
1.1 (abound in/with) Have in large numbers or amounts: this land abounds with wildlife
More example sentences
  • Africa, the origin of life, abounds with endless red deserts and intolerably hot storms.
  • Australian military history abounds with such examples of valour, from the battlefields of Europe to Africa, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.
  • Jamaica abounds with tropical splendour and scenic vistas
be full of, overflow with, teem with, be packed with, be crowded with, be thronged with;
be alive with, be crawling with, be overrun by/with, swarm with, bristle with, be infested with, be thick with
informal be stuffed with, be jam-packed with, be chockablock with, be chock-full of


Middle English (in the sense 'overflow, be abundant'): from Old French abunder, from Latin abundare 'overflow', from ab- 'from' + undare 'surge' (from unda 'a wave').

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