verb (used without object)
- aboukir bay,
- about face,
- about ship,
- about time
Origin of abound
Examples from the Web for abounding
Soon, theories were abounding in the blogosphere about the motivation and real identity of the writer.
When the weather is dull, the Normans have a sober English sky, abounding in Indian ink and neutral tint.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
And I also saw Nishada, and the mountains of Sweta abounding in silver.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2|Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
And of those fountains that ever pour out living water the most abounding is our English Bible.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Word Origin for abound
1630s, present participle adjective from abound; originally "affluent;" sense of "overflowing" is recorded by 1680s.
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.