2. [syn: abound, burst, bristle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
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.
It abounds with cabinets of curiosities. --Addison.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 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"
[syn: abound, burst, bristle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "abound":
abound with, be alive with, bristle with, burst with, clutter,
crawl, crawl with, creep with, crowd, crowded, exuberate, filled,
flourish, flow, gush, jam, multiply, overflow, overflow with, pack,
packed, pour, prevail, proliferate, pullulate, pullulate with,
rain, run over, shower, stream, swarm, swarm with, teem, teem with,
thrive, throng, throng with