• WordNet 3.6
    • v abound be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
    • v abound be in a state of movement or action "The room abounded with screaming children","The garden bristled with toddlers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Abound To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. "Men abounding in natural courage.""A faithful man shall abound with blessings.""It abounds with cabinets of curiosities."
    • Abound To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. "The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe.""Where sin abounded grace did much more abound ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abound To be in great plenty; be very prevalent.
    • abound To be unstinted in possession or supply (of anything); be copiously provided or furnished (with anything). To be rich or affluent (in), as that which is a special property or characteristic, or constitutes an individual distinction: as, he abounds in wealth or in charity.
    • abound To teem or be replete (with), as that which is furnished or supplied, or is an intrinsic characteristic: as, the country abounds with wealth, or with fine scenery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Abound ab-ownd′ to overflow, be in great plenty: to possess in plenty (with in): to be filled with (used with with).
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.”
  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare, to overflow, abound; ab, + unda, wave. Cf. Undulate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. abunder—L. abundāre, to overflow, ab, from, unda, a wave.


In literature:

The neighbouring sea abounds with fish, and coral fisheries are carried on by a colony of Neapolitans in Sao Thiago.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
In Tartary he had been considered a Grand Lama, but in Kounboum, where Lamanesque notables abound, he was merely one of the crowd.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
It seems that the neighbourhood abounds with beast of prey.
"Hair-Breadth Escapes" by H.C. Adams
The country around Carlisle abounds in Roman and Druidical relics, and in antiquities associated with the Border contests.
"Zigzag Journeys in Europe" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Whence it seems rational to attribute the refractive Power of all Bodies chiefly, if not wholly, to the sulphureous Parts with which they abound.
"Opticks" by Isaac Newton
The villa itself was one of those vast structures which the country about Florence abounds in.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
Hornets, bees and wasps of many varieties abound.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Loveliest flowers of gorgeous hues, wonderful tree-ferns, abounded.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The coast here abounds with a variety of good fish; the larger ones are mostly taken by spearing.
"Journal of Voyages" by Jacob Dunham
Fish, which abounds along the shore, is both cheap and nourishing.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou

In poetry:

Shall we go on to sin
Because thy grace abounds;
Or crucify the Lord again,
And open all his wounds?
"Hymn 106" by Isaac Watts
In the garden she hath found
Herb of grace and fever-few;
Woundwort there doth much abound,
Heartsease too.
"The Gardener" by Katharine Tynan
"In mildness to abound
My curate's sole design is;
In all the country round
There's none so mild as mine is!"
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
‘Tis a land that with honey
And milk doth abound,
Where the lash is not heard,
And the scourge is not found.
"Colonization Song" by Anonymous Americas
Help, Lord, for men of virtue fail,
Religion loses ground,
The sons of violence prevail,
And treacheries abound.
"Psalm 12" by Isaac Watts
Ecstatic measures fill us
With a rapture so profound,
That we fancy heaven's portals
With such harmonies abound.
"Heartstrings" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Magazine Nods Abound in 2012 Webby Nominees.
Lawrence Welk Precious Memories is a two-hour PBS special that abounds with spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys reminding viewers of their shared family values based on loving and heartfelt beliefs.
Cynicism abounds in the federal workplace, but FCW.com blogger Steve Kelman remains skeptical about favoritism.
Details abounded, but here's a brief summary.
Excitement abounds at the Inc 500 5000 conference in Phoenix today.
Ambience abounds in the fluid sounds of synth-pop trio Future Islands.
A wide variety of lodging options abounds both with and outside Yosemite National Park .
Elegance and quality abound in this spacious, energy efficient affordable bonus room plan.
Conflicts Abound at American Airlines' Pension and 401(k) Plans.
Toxic Treats Abound For Pets During The Holidays.
Holiday health hazards abound .
Pitfalls abound for prosecutors in Edwards case.
Alternatives abound , but PC gaming not quite ready to give up Nick DeLorenzo Tech Talk.
CNOOC pledge small step for China transparency, skeptics abound .
Tough toy decisions abound at Shop With a Cop.

In science:

Approximations do and will abound in order to improve computational feasibility and it is these approximations that lessen the confidence users will have in the final results.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
There are two types of neutron stars, however, in the atmospheres of which heavy elements may abound: young cooling neutron stars and accreting X-ray bursters [114].
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
The “fading parameter” is really a “fudge parameter” needed to make the model fit the data, and the physical nature of the fading remains unspecified, although suggestions abound (Levison et al. 2002, Dones et al. 2004).
Icy Bodies in the New Solar System
In addition, algorithms designed to be outlier resistent abound in the literature (e.g., Huber, 1981; Rousseeuw and Leroy, 1987).
Robustness and Generalization
However, once the basic phenomena are recognized, examples of this generic behavior abound.
Two papers which changed my life: Milnor's seminal work on flat manifolds and flat bundles