What does abound mean?

abound meaning in General Dictionary

to stay great lots is very commonplace is abundant

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  • be numerous or abundant; occur in large volumes
  • maintain circumstances of movement or activity
  • To be in great plenty; to-be extremely common; to be plentiful.
  • becoming copiously provided; -- followed by in or with.

abound meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French abonder "to abound, be plentiful, bond in great figures" (12c.), from Latin abundare "overflow, run-over," from Latin ab- "off" (see ab-) + undare "rise in a wave," from unda "water, wave" (see liquid (n.1)). Relevant: Abounded; abounding.

abound meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) to stay great plenty; to-be really commonplace; become plentiful.

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  • (v. i.) is copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with.

Sentence Examples with the word abound

Coal and fireclay abound in the vicinity, the Beaver river furnishes good water power, and the borough has various manufactures.

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