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abound

[uh-bound] /əˈbaʊnd/
verb (used without object)
1.
to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:
a stream in which trout abound.
2.
to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in):
The region abounds in coal.
3.
to be filled; teem (usually followed by with):
The ship abounds with rats.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English abounden < Latin abundāre to overflow, equivalent to ab- ab- + undāre to move in waves; see undulate
Related forms
aboundingly, adverb
overabound, verb (used without object)
well-abounding, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-abounding

abound

/əˈbaʊnd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to exist or occur in abundance; be plentiful: a swamp in which snakes abound
2.
foll by with or in. to be plentifully supplied (with); teem (with): the gardens abound with flowers, the fields abound in corn
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin abundāre to overflow, from undāre to flow, from unda wave
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Word Origin and History for well-abounding

abound

v.

early 14c., from Old French abonder "to abound, be abundant, come together in great numbers" (12c.), from Latin abundare "overflow, run over," from Latin ab- "off" (see ab-) + undare "rise in a wave," from unda "water, wave" (see water (n.)). Related: Abounded; abounding.

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