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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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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