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English Dictionary: abound by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
  2. be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
    Synonym(s): abound, burst, bristle
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Abound \A*bound"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abounded}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Abounding}.] [OE. abounden, F. abonder, fr. L. abundare
      to overflow, abound; ab + unda wave. Cf. {Undulate}.]
      1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be
                     The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the
                     continent of Europe.                           --Chambers.
                     Where sin abounded grace did much more abound.
                                                                              --Rom. v. 20.
      2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with.
      {To abound in}, to possess in such abundance as to be
            characterized by.
      {To abound with}, to be filled with; to possess in great
                     Men abounding in natural courage.      --Macaulay.
                     A faithful man shall abound with blessings. --Prov.
                                                                              xxviii. 20.
                     It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison.
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