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.
- a·bound·ing·ly, adverb
- o·ver·a·bound, verb (used without object)
- well-a·bound·ing, adjective
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How to use abound in a sentence
Examples of the nexus between the group and the military abound.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government. | by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE | February 1, 2021 | ProPublica
Sometimes, though, that community crosses the line, and outlandish keto claims abound.Is keto really better for weight loss? A new study takes a closer look at the diet. | Tamar Haspel | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Around that time, rumors abounded that the S&P 500 planned to add the electric-car maker to the index.
Read more Type 1 diabetes is less common, and misconceptions abound.Diabetes raises by 21 percent the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, research says | Linda Searing | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The depth of this year’s collapse has been unprecedented and risks abound, from vaccine distribution bottlenecks to virus mutations.Vaccine rollout could boost the travel industry—and spell the end of deep discounts | Rachel King | December 24, 2020 | Fortune
Whether it's breathless coverage of the New Black Panthers, or reports of vote buying in Mississippi, recent examples abound.Brace Yourself: October Election Surprises Surely on the Way | Matt Lewis | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even though there is a threadbare concession stand, overflowing picnic baskets abound.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Stories abound online of women who tried acupuncture and finally got pregnant.
Even if they have been reared from a young age in captivity, news reports abound with animal attacks.
I do not think such pictures as abound in Rome could have been painted where the women were common-place and unideal.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
But Decker's and Ben Jonson's works abound in allusions to tobacco, its uses and abuses.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He was judge of the admiralty court of Pennsylvania; his writings abound with wit, humor and satire.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
This intimacy arose partly from association while fishing for Cod, which abound in these waters, and partly from trading in furs.
In forests and fish the Dominions abound, and possess enormous possibilities of extended trade.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for abound
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
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