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Abound is sometimes a misspelling of about.

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Definition of the verb abound

What does abound mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abounded | abounding | abounds

  1. be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Locative Preposition] [Location]There abound flowers in the garden
      [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme]The garden abounds with flowers
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]Flowers abound in the garden
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  2. be in a state of movement or action
    • examples: The room abounded with screaming children | The crowds abound in the streets | The streets abound with crowds
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of abound: bristle / burst
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature

Alternative definition of the verb abound


  1. [intransitive] To be plentiful; to be very prevalent; to overflow.
  2. [intransitive] To be copiously supplied; to be wealthy in; to teem with; -- followed by in or with.

Phrases with abound

Phrases starting with the word abound:

  1. abound in
  2. abound with

Other phrases containing the word abound:

  1. to abound in
  2. To Abound with

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abound

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Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

perisseu means “to abound, be in abundance, overflow.” Jesus announces that unless one's righteousness “abounds” more than that of the Pharisees, the kingdom of heaven cannot be ...

Google previewThe Diamond Pocket Dictionary of the Holy Bible ... Selected and Arranged from Calmet, Brown, Newton, Hurd, Etc., by the Rev. W. G., Etc (1822)

by William GURNEY (M.A.)

Men abound n tlu work oft/re Lord, when,with nmed and increasing pleasure and activitv, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of English Inflected Words, with the Syllabication of All the Words According to a System Founded on Well-defined Principles (1877)

And the System of Syllabication as Applied to Poetry and the Scansion of Verse. Forming Part II of The Handy English Word Book by James Stormonth

abound v., abound ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1885)

by Popular encyclopedia

Porphyry and red sandstone abound all over the Andes. Peru is the chief seat of the mineral wealth of South America. Chili, of which the former is but a continuation, is also famous for its mines of gold, silver, and copper. The province of Minas ...

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Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. (Alexander Pope)
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Scrabble value of A1B3O1U1N1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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