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

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

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Parts of speech for Abounded


abounded 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.
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.

abounded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abounded

verb 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.

adjective abounded

  • overspread — to spread or diffuse over: A blush of embarrassment overspread his face.

Antonyms for abounded

verb 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.

Top questions with abounded

  • what does abounded mean?
  • where sin abounded grace?
  • where sin abounded grace did much more abound?

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