verb (used without object)
Origin of abound
Examples from the Web for abounded
To his astonishment, the driver found the gate open; guards already had abounded the border post.
Themes of armed resistance and solidarity between Africans and Indians abounded on the many costumes.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a far cry from the 50s and 60s, when California abounded in new owner-occupied single family homes.California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Misconceptions and preconceived notions about Afghanistan abounded.
In nearby Mentor, Ohio, outside East Cleveland, broken children like Sladjana abounded.
It was indeed a pleasant place, pleasant to the Indian, for it abounded with all the things he covets.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
The udders of the female, which abounded in milk, were placed between the fore-limbs.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
It abounded in picturesque and dramatic incidents, and in pathetic scenes as well.Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman.|W. Fletcher Johnson
The deer, that abounded, lived here in a world as savage as themselves: trooping down in the evening to the river.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
He abounded in anecdote, which he introduced so easily and naturally that the propos had as much merit as the story itself.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for abounded
Word Origin for abound
Word Origin and History for abounded
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.