Pronunciation of Abound
/ɐbˈa͡ʊnd/, /ɐbˈaʊnd/, /ɐ_b_ˈaʊ_n_d/
Synonyms for abound:
Other synonyms and related words:
uprise, exceed, luxuriate, surpass, split, grow, flow, brim, infest, teem with, bust, pullulate, teem, burst, top, break, seethe, break open, crawl with, overflow, bulge, collapse, fullness, predominate, plenitude, swarm with, run over, erupt, explode, bristle, crawl, overwhelm.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
exist in abundance (verb)
Usage examples for abound:
- Fifth Avenue abounds in automobiles but does not yet super- abound; you do not quite take your life in your hand in crossing the street at those corners where there is no policeman's hand to put it in. - "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
- In some districts they form the majority, in others their number is very small, while in the cities they abound. - "Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877", James Kennedy.
- The law with its promise of life to the man who doeth these things, issued practically in the knowledge of sin; it entered that sin might abound; it made a formal confession of universal sin, year by year, continually. - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.