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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bound]
    • /əˈbaʊnd/
    • /əˈbaʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bound]
    • /əˈbaʊnd/

Definitions of abound word

  • verb abound If things abound, or if a place abounds with things, there are very large numbers of them. 3
  • verb abound to exist or occur in abundance; be plentiful 3
  • verb abound to be plentifully supplied (with); teem (with) 3
  • intransitive verb abound to be plentiful; exist in large numbers or amounts 3
  • intransitive verb abound to have plenty; be filled; be wealthy (in) or teem (with) 3
  • verb without object abound to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a stream in which trout abound. 1

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Origin of abound

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English abounden < Latin abundāre to overflow, equivalent to ab- ab- + undāre to move in waves; see undulate

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Parts of speech for Abound


abound popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abound

verb abound

  • proliferate — spread
  • flourish — to be in a vigorous state; thrive: a period in which art flourished.
  • thrive — to prosper; be fortunate or successful.
  • teem — to abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile (usually followed by with).
  • crowd — A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something.

adjective abound

  • overspread — to spread or diffuse over: A blush of embarrassment overspread his face.
  • worrier — to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret.
  • filler — an aluminum coin of Hungary, the 100th part of a forint.
  • packer — a group of things wrapped or tied together for easy handling or carrying; a bundle, especially one to be carried on the back of an animal or a person: a mule pack; a hiker's pack.
  • crawler — A crawler is a computer program that visits websites and collects information when you do an Internet search.

noun abound

  • bristle — Bristles are the short hairs that grow on a man's chin after he has shaved. The hairs on the top of a man's head can also be called bristles when they are cut very short.

Antonyms for abound

verb abound

  • languish — to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade.
  • retreat — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
  • need — a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there.
  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.

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