abound

[ɐbˈa͡ʊnd], [ɐbˈa‍ʊnd], [ɐ_b_ˈaʊ_n_d]

Antonyms for abound:

need, want, lack.


Definitions of abound:

  1.   To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   To be or to have in plenty. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   To be copiously supplied; - followed by in or with. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   To overflow, be in great plenty: ( with in) to possess in plenty. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   To be or to have in abundance; to be plentifully supplied; to be very prevalent. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   be in a state of movement or action; " The room abounded with screaming children"; " The garden bristled with toddlers" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   To have in plenty or abundance; to exist in great numbers or quantity: followed by in or with; as, the sea abounds with fish. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   To be or have in abundance. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Quotes for abound:

  1. Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. – Joseph Addison
  2. No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound – Archibald Alexander
  3. The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care. – William Alexander
  4. But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility. – Melissa Bean
  5. Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories. – Chris Van Hollen
  6. Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches. – David Hume
  7. Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience. – James McHenry
  8. Attention -deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause. – Marilyn vos Savant
  9. Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. – Jonathan Swift
  10. Circle are praised, not that abound In largeness, but the exactly round. – Edmund Waller
  11. Hedge -hogs abound in my gardens and fields. – Gilbert White

Usage examples for abound:

  1. Many of the rocks abound in coral, and are as truly coral reefs as the modern reefs of the Pacific. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. “ A country neighbourhood, particularly at that season of the year, was not likely to abound in very dangerous rivals. ” – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book I by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. “ Mr. Story's bust of Mrs. Browning, other portrait busts of both the poets, sculptured by their artist son, and by others, and other memorials abound – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  4. The law entering makes sin abound – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  5. Philosophy and common life abound in similar instances. ” – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  6. It is well to know how to suffer want, as well as to abound – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  7. Men of his class and stamp, shrewd in their ideas and sturdy against encroachments, civil and religious, abound in old Somersetshire where he first drew breath. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  8. Amongst Christians marriages are certainly not arranged for girls in this matter- of- course way, and so " old maids" abound – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  9. He was one of those ready, voluble, self- asserting fellows, who abound in Ireland, but whose favor is not the less with their countrymen from the fact of their frequency. ” – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  10. “ A certain kind of food might abound at one season and fail at another; might be suitable for the animal at one age and not at another. ” – On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects by Sir John Lubbock
  11. “ Proofs of the devout spirit in which they were conceived, and of the sense of responsibility with which he worked at them, abound through the whole mass of papers. ” – Miscellaneous-Papers by Dickens, Charles
  12. “ Speeches like this abound in the works of Veressayev. ” – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  13. The principal fish is the white fish, although many other varieties abound – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  14. Well, if you had been in the country as many years as I have, you would know that they fish them out of the bar itself, where they abound mixed with the sand. ” – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  15. His writings undoubtedly served to fasten deep discredit upon that imperfect gospel-" another gospel, which is not another,"- which permits its followers " to continue in sin that grace may abound – Fletcher of Madeley by Frederic W. Macdonald
  16. The space is confined, narrow streets abound for us to fight in, which will prevent the soldiers rushing us or bringing guns into action. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  17. So never let a Spaniard boast While Cheshire men abound Lest they should teach him, to his cost, To dance a Cheshire round. ” – Rhymes Old and New by M.E.S. Wright
  18. When we arrived on the field the stacks were made, the ranks broken and the men sent after rail fences, which fortunately abound in this region and are the only comfort we have at night. ” – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  19. Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  20. They abound in faults; but their qualities are so rare, and his soul shines so clearly through them, and such fine sincerity breathes in them, that I have not the courage to dwell on their weaknesses. ” – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi

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