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Definitions of abounded word
- verb without object abounded to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a stream in which trout abound. 1
- verb without object abounded to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in): The region abounds in coal. 1
- verb without object abounded to be filled; teem (usually followed by with): The ship abounds with rats. 1
- noun abounded Simple past tense and past participle of abound. 1
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Origin of abounded
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
Parts of speech for Abounded
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.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.
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Synonyms for abounded
- flourished — to be in a vigorous state; thrive: a period in which art flourished.
- prospered — to be successful or fortunate, especially in financial respects; thrive; flourish.
- crowded — If a place is crowded, it is full of people.
- flowed — to move along in a stream: The river flowed slowly to the sea.
- infested — to live in or overrun to an unwanted degree or in a troublesome manner, especially as predatory animals or vermin do: Sharks infested the coastline.
- overspread — to spread or diffuse over: A blush of embarrassment overspread his face.
Antonyms for abounded
- declined — to withhold or deny consent to do, enter into or upon, etc.; refuse: He declined to say more about it.
- failed — unsuccessful; failed: a totally fail policy.
- retreated — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
- lacked — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
- needed — necessary, required, or wanted (usually used in combination): a much-needed vacation.
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