verb (used without object)
- aboukir bay,
- about face,
- about ship,
- about time
Origin of abound
Examples from the Web for abound
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 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cheesecake photos of Ann Coulter abound, and everywhere you look the NRA is urging you to “Stand and Fight!”
Tales like this, of sailors wandering the desert for miles searching for food and water, abound amid the brutality of the region.
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 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They are fond of salt, and repair in great numbers to the salines, or salt springs, that abound in all parts of America.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
He was therefore set up as the Cato of the republican party, which did not abound in such characters.
They abound with passages compared with which the finest declamations of Burke sink into insignificance.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
On other occasions, where the temperature is less severe, the varying hues already referred to abound on every side.My Native Land|James Cox
Hickory and poplar, which abound in the lowlands, find here no fostering elements.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
Word Origin for abound
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.