Abound A*bound", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.] 1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. [1913 Webster]

The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe. --Chambers. [1913 Webster]

Where sin abounded grace did much more abound. --Rom. v. 20. [1913 Webster]

2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. [1913 Webster]

{To abound in}, to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.

{To abound with}, to be filled with; to possess in great numbers. [1913 Webster]

Men abounding in natural courage. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov. xxviii. 20. [1913 Webster]

It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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